SUNER-C Technological Roadmap

One of the objectives of SUNER-C is to develop a Strategic Technological Roadmap that identifies short-, medium- and long-term critical milestones towards the broad implementation of solar fuels and chemicals in society.

Based upon a shared vision, the SUNER-C Technological Roadmap  will define directions to tackle research and innovation challenges in the field and offer a framework to steer and coordinate stakeholders’ work. The roadmap will include a blueprint for implementation, outlining proposed projects and activities, and components such as financing, exploitation, and societal and cross-cutting aspects.

The foundation stone of the technological roadmap took place during the Joint Roadmapping Workshop (14&15 June 2022), where expert groups gathered together to explore how to overcome R&I roadblocks, and the technological routes towards achieving the SUNER-C objectives. If you would like to grasp more about the Joint Roadmapping Workshop check out the agenda, the speakers, the participating projects and the Twitter wrap-up!

Find below the group of experts formed to elaborate the Technological Roadmap. If you are part of one of these groups, click on the button to have access to the restricted area. If you still do not have access and you want to be part of it, please contact us!


SUNER-C Technological Roadmap Working Groups

Meet the working groups and do not hesitate to contact us to get involved in the process!

The future of electrochemical conversion – H2 & thermochemical upgrading

Dr. Joachim John, IMEC

Dr. Deepak Pant, VITO

Yuvraj Birdja, VITO

The future of electrochemical conversion – Direct CO2 reduction

Prof. Maximilian Fleischer, Siemens Energy      

Prof. F. Pelayo Garcia de Arquer, ICFO

Direct Conversion: PC & PEC approaches

Prof. Ann Magnuson, Uppsala University

Prof. Julio Lloret, ICIQ


Direct conversion: Bio-based approaches

Prof. Joanna Kargul, University of Warsaw

Prof. Yagut Allahverdiyeva-Rinne, University of Turku


Solar-thermal conversion

Dr. Martin Roeb, DLR

Dr. Stefan Baumann,  Forschungszentrum Jülich


Sustainable CO2 sourcing

Dr. Hélène Lepaumier, ENGIE

Prof. Earl Goetheer, TNO/TUDelft



Think Tank: Social acceptability & the societal contract

Prof. Erik Paredis, University of Gent

Dr. Kaspe Ampe, University of Gent



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