SUN-ERGY Kick-off meeting

February 5, 2020 | Brussels (Venue TBC)
16.00 – 18.00, followed by a reception
February 6, 2020 | Brussels (The Representation of the State of Hessen to the EU, 21 Rue Montoyer)
9.00 – 13.00

SUN-ERGY Photo Contest

SUN-ERGY is an upcoming joint initiative for the conversion of renewable energies into alternative fuels and chemicals, that comes out of the merge of the coordination and support actions (CSAs) SUNRISE and ENERGY-X. It will officially begin in March 2020, when both CSAs will have pursued their own roadmapping actions, to reach a big community compromised with a climate-neutral EU by 2050.


How can a lasting participation of stakeholders in the SUN-ERGY project be facilitated?
Which are the most important elements within a large-scale research initiative like SUN-ERGY for stakeholder involvement to be focused on?

Monday December 2, 2019, 9:30 am – 4 pm
DECHEMA – Theodor-Heuss-Allee 25
60486 Frankfurt am Main


September 26th, from 17:30 to 20:00
EERA – Rue de Namur 72, Brussels

Research needs towards sustainable production of fuels and chemicals

SUNRISE France Stakeholder Workshop

October 8, 2019
Both SUNRISE and ENERGY-X aim to develop sustainable approaches for the storage of renewable energy (solar and wind) through its conversion to fuels and commodity chemicals using abundant molecules such as carbon dioxide, water and nitrogen.


Aachen, August 26, 2019
SUNRISE and ENERGY-X joint cooperation: a major step towards building a climate neutral EU


June 12-13th, 2019
Several members of ENERGY-X (ERIC, J. Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry, Max Planck Society) actively participated to the EuroNanoForum 2019 conference, to discuss about the need for an ambitious research and innovation programme on power-to-chemicals and power-to-fuels.

Perspective article in Science

May 24th, 2019
Ghent University, member of the ENERGY-X consortium, has published a perspective article in Science, untitled Making chemicals with electricity.

Press release: ENERGY-X kick-off meeting

Climate change makes it imperative that we discover ways of producing energy
and chemicals sustainably and replacing the fossil fuels that form the basis for our energy and chemical industry. ENERGY-X will develop the science and the technology needed to enable economically sound production of carbon-neutral fuels, chemicals, and materials.

Dissemination activities

A “Pas de Deux” of methane: Chemical Engineering and Catalysis

DTU Department of Physics Copenhagen November 28, 2019

EuropaCat 2019 - Aachen, Germany, August 18-23, 2019 (Plenary Lecture)

Prof. Guy Marin (Ghent University)

Innovation Fund Speech

November, 20, 2019

Ghent University, Belgium

Prof. Kevin Van Geem (Ghent University)

Young Inspires Experienced 2019: Technology for

November, 19, 2019

Ghent University, Belgium

Prof. Kevin Van Geem (Ghent University)

Fast pyrolysis of Pine biomass in a gas solid vortex reactor

November 09-14, 2019

Orlando, Florida, USA

Prof. Guy Marin (Ghent University)

AIChE Annual Meeting, Session: Advances in Process Intensification

MEP Morten Helveg Petersen visit at DTU Physics, Talk and meeting

November, 8

Kgs Lyngby, Denmark

Professor Jens Nørskov (DTU)

Research and Innovation days, European Commission, Talk and panel debate

September, 24

Brussels, Belgium

Professor Gabriele Centi (ERIC) & Professor Robert Schlögl (MPG)

International Conference Catalysis for Renewable Sources: Fuel, Energy, Chemicals (CRS-5)

September 02-06, 2019 (Plenary Lecture)

Agois Nikoloas, Crete, Grece, Agios Nikolaos, Greece

Prof. Kevin Van Geem (Ghent University)

Exothermic catalytic reactions: Heat and Mass Transfer Effects

June 23-28, 2019

Chicago, USA

Prof. Guy Marin (Ghent University)

26th Meeting of the North American Catalysis Society (NAM26)

EuroNanoforum 2019

June 12-13, 2019

Bucharest, Romania

Gabriele Centi (ERIC), Petr Krtil (HIPC), Robert Schlögl (MPG)

11th International Symposium of the Romanian Catalysis Society

June 5, 2019

Bucharest, Romania

Gabriele Centi (ERIC)

Advanced chemical looping concept for energy and fuels applications (Keynote Speaker)

June 2-6, 2019

San Antonio (TX), USA

Prof. Guy Marin (Ghent University)

12th Natural Gas Conversion Symposium (NGCS12)

National Dimensions for Energy and Water Conservation Conference

April 27-28, 2019

Cairo, Egypt

Gabriele Centi (ERIC)

Ignition in Adiabatic reactors for Oxidative Coupling of Methane

March 10-13, 2019

Houston, Texas, USA

Prof. Guy Marin (Ghent University)

North American Symposium for Chemical Reaction Engineering (NASCRE 4)