ENERGY-X develops the science as well as technology enabling a sustainable production of synthetic fuels for energy storage and as feedstock for the chemical and materials industry. ENERGY-X brings together interdisciplinary academic research (chemistry, physics, engineering and economic science) with cross-industrial technological expertise (chemical, engineering, utilities, mobility, agriculture) to provide a platform for future chemical energy conversion technology in Europe.
ENERGY-X will provide the disruptive new science and technology enabling efficient conversion of solar energy into chemical form and will combine this ambition with scale-up to industrially relevant scale by integrating with European industry. To enable efficient energy conversion we need discovery of new catalysts as well as novel integrated conversion approaches. The enabling science is molecular and interfacial catalysis.
The currently available performance of these technologies is critically insufficient to use them as elements in an economically viable energy system. Efficiency, stability and the use of rare materials are the critical shortcomings. ENERGY-X uses fundamental scientific concepts about interfacial processes to generate a platform for sustainable solutions.
ENERGY-X brings together interdisciplinary academic research (chemistry, engineering, information science, social science) with cross-industrial technological expertise (chemical, engineering, information technology, utilities, mobility) to provide a platform for future Chemical energy conversion technology in Europe.