SUNER-C is a new EU-funded CSA (Coordination and Support Action) under the umbrella of SUNERGY community. This CSA, with 4M € funding for 3 years starting in June 1st 2022, will enable the creation of an innovation ecosystem, develop a technological roadmap and prepare for a large-scale research and innovation (R&I) initiative on solar fuels and chemicals.
The consortium is formed of 30 industry, academic, societal and network organizations in 12 countries. The consortium partners will work on community building, shaping a technological roadmap, portfolio of EU projects, coordination with other EU initiatives, international cooperation and preparing a large-scale R&I initiative. This CSA will allow stakeholders to connect and collaborate towards the development of solar fuels and chemicals.
Who we are
SUNERGY is a pan-European initiative working to enable a circular economy through the sustainable production of fossil-free fuels and base chemicals from renewable energy (sunlight, wind) and abundant molecules (CO2, water, nitrogen).
Our approach is based on scientific breakthroughs tightly coupled to scale-up by increasing the technological readiness of renewable conversion technologies for the large-scale sustainable manufacturing of hydrogen, synthetic hydrocarbons, and ammonia.
Ultimately, SUNERGY aims to become a large European Research and Innovation initiative working towards converting and storing renewable energy into fossil-free fuels and chemicals, complementing the scope of existing European partnerships.
Aggregate fragmented knowledge and develop the framework conditions to overcome scientific, technological, organizational and socioeconomic challenges to accelerate innovation and enable the required transition of technologies for solar fuels and chemicals from laboratory or demonstrator level to large-scale industrial and broad societal application
Towards a circular economy revalorising waste products to added-value fuels & chemicals
Reducing GHG emissions in alignment with the EU Green Deal
Enhancing scientific breakthroughs tightly coupled to scale-up
Accelerate the development and implementation of technologies at the EU
News & Events
How can we make our energy-intensive industries less carbon-dependent? Get to know about DECARB 2022
The Strategic Research and Innovation Plan (SRIP) for Chemicals in the Green Deal era delivers on the announcement of the Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability (CSS). Read more about this strategic document!
Bert Weckhuysen is interviewed in deVolkskrant, where he talks about artificial photosynthesis and the SUNER-C initiative.
Join our community
Be part of the SUNERGY community, send us your institutional support letter (no financial backing required).
The SUNER-C CSA will allow you to more easily connect to and collaborate with colleagues from around Europe, join interesting events, and contribute to a joint roadmap and supporting strategies. Read here the letter to supporters from our coordinators to know more.