Joint Programme on Advanced Materials and Processes for Energy Application (AMPEA)

Status: Launched

JP Coordinator: 

Participants/Associates (to date : July 2011): ALBA (ES), Biosolar cells consortium (NL), CEA (FR), PSI (CH), CNR (IT), CNRS (FR), , CSIC (ES), Ciemat (ES), DIFFER (NL), DLR (DE), Technical University of Denmark -DTU (DK), HZBerlin (DE), FZJülich (DE)Fraunhofer IWES (DE), EMPA (CH),  ENEA (IT),ICIQ (ES),JKU (AT),  Max Planck Gesellschaft (DE), Politecnico di Torino (IT),  Umea University (SE), Swedish consortium of Artificial Photosynthesis (SE), Aarhus University (DK) , University of Bergamo (IT), University of Bologna (IT), University of Cambridge (UK), University of Ferrara (IT), University of Glasgow (UK), University of Gottingen (DE), University of Limerick (IE),  University of Messina (IT),University of Nottingham (UK),  University of Parma (IT), University of Padova (IT), University of Pisa (IT), University of Udine (IT), , SINTEF (NO), IEN (PL), University of Cambridge (UK), University of Southampton, Université de Lorraine (FR), VTT (FI)

Additional participants and associates are expected.


The SET-Plan road-map stresses the importance of fostering basic science as a way to obtain breakthrough for future emerging technologies, and as a source of fundamental problem solving during technology development. A potential Basic Science for Energy JP, aiming at these two goals, was the subject of a first seminar in Paris (May, 3rd 2010), after which a first document was produced and an awareness event was organised to widen the interest in this JP initiative (Nov, 23rd 2010). According to discussions in the first three meetings (January, March, June 2011), it turned out that the most interesting topics, and those where European research would be the most effective, would be about basic materials science, physical chemistry of processes, heat and mass transfer phenomena and dedicated powerful tools to characterise materials and energy devices (especially on large scale facilities). The JP was renamed: AMPEA, which stands for Advanced Materials and Processes for Energy Applications.


Structure (Sub Programmes):



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Joint Programme Coordinator:

Contact Person in EERA Secretariat:
Guillaume Milot


Save the date:

forthcoming event
related to the
Modelling and Artificial Photosynthesis
activities in AMPEA:
'Interface between experimental and theoretical approaches to energy-related enzyme catalysis'
Date: 4-6 June 2014
Venue: University College London, London
Please follow the link for further information

The next AMPEA JPSC will take place on
15-16 May 2014 in Forschung Zentrum Jülich
in Germany


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April 2013