DESIRED

Direct co-processing of CO2 & water

to sustainable multicarbon energy products
in novel photocatalytic reactor

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Overall Concept

Solar fuels, produced via solar driven CO2 and water conversion can contribute to drastically reducing global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and implement a man-made carbon-cycle complementing the natural-one, deploying the circular economy strategy. 

Accordingly, the European Union, its Member States and their international counterparts have issued common calls, particularly via the Mission Innovation Green Powered Future, aimed at developing sustainable fuels from non-biomass non-fossil sources, such as developing clean forms of storable chemical energy carriers, especially from direct sunlight.

Objectives

1

To design, develop and optimise novel hybrid photocatalysts and their innovative bio-sourced porous support – frustules – for CO2 conversion into energy-rich C2+ species.

2

To design and build a novel photocatalytic reactor and develop and integrate selective and stable photocathodes for multielectron CO2 reduction in Photoelectrochemical Cells experiments.

3

To engineer the DESIRED fuel production system, validate solar fuel production at a laboratory (TRL 4) under simulated and real sunlight conditions, characterise and evaluate the solar fuels, and conduct technology transferability studies.

4

To assess the environmental, social, and economic implications of the technologies developed in DESIRED through integrated life cycle sustainability assessment.

5

To maximise the impact of the project through wide dissemination, communication, exploitation, and standardisation actions.

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DESIRED participated in the “School of Catalysis” in Liblice Castle, and the “V Congress of the International Doctoral School” at Rey Juan Carlos University

News & Events DESIRED participated in the “School of Catalysis” in Liblice Castle, and the “V Congress of the International Doctoral School” at Rey Juan Carlos University The DESIRED project...
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Newsletter #5

News & Events Newsletter #5 Dear Reader,The past few months have been busy for the DESIRED partners! With this fifth DESIRED Newsletter, we have some exciting news to update you...
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4th General Assembly Meeting

News & Events 4th General Assembly Meeting On April 23-24, 2024, the DESIRED project partners gathered in Bari, Italy, for the 4th General Assembly meeting. The project meeting spanned two...
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Two “DESIRED” publications are out!

News & Events Two "DESIRED" publications are out! We are really excited to announce that two articles from the DESIRED project have been published in 2024!In January 2024, a review...
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Newsletter #4

News & Events Newsletter #4 Dear Reader,With the first DESIRED Newsletter of the year 2024, we have some exciting news and announcements! In this release, we will update you on...
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Launch of the novel DESIRED photoreactor

News & Events Launch of the novel DESIRED photoreactor Design and development of the new photoreactor is the crucial step to reach our ultimate goal – co-processing of water and...
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DESIRED Webinar 1: Photoactive materials towards alternative fuels production on photocatalytic and photoelectrochemical routes

News & Events DESIRED Webinar 1: Photoactive materials towards alternative fuels production on photocatalytic and photoelectrochemical routes The first DESIRED webinar on “Photoactive materials towards alternative fuels production on photocatalytic...
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DESIRED participated in the workshop: “The decarbonisation of the steel industry: a step forward”, and the Symposium on Catalysis

News & Events DESIRED participated in the workshop: "The decarbonisation of the steel industry: a step forward", and the Symposium on Catalysis On 16 November 2023, the workshop "The decarbonisation...
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Newsletter #3

News & Events Newsletter #3 Dear reader,The last DESIRED Newsletter of this year marks the completion of one year for the DESIRED project and finds us in the middle of a...
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3rd General Assembly Meeting

News & Events 3rd General Assembly Meeting On the 24-25 October 2023, the DESIRED consortium met physically in Prague, Czech Republic, for their 3rd General Assembly meeting, hosted by Charles...
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DESIRED participated in the 8th H2020 Energy & Horizon Europe Alternative Fuels workshop, 7th CO2 Value Days and General Assembly, and SUNER-C/SUNERGY Meeting on future of Solar Fuels

News & Events DESIRED participated in the 8th H2020 Energy & Horizon Europe Alternative Fuels workshop, 7th CO2 Value Days and General Assembly, and SUNER-C/SUNERGY Meeting on future of Solar...
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Newsletter #2

News & Events Newsletter #2 Dear friends of science!On behalf of the DESIRED Consortium, I welcome you to the 2nd Newsletter of the project. DESIRED, funded by the European Commission within...
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DESIRED participated in the XX ICCDU – 20th International Conference on Carbon Dioxide Utilization

News & Events DESIRED participated in the XX ICCDU - 20th International Conference on Carbon Dioxide Utilization The DESIRED project participated in the XX ICCDU - 20th International Conference on...
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DESIRED in the new Info Pack by CORDIS on “Innovative biomethane for REPowerEU”

News & Events DESIRED in the new Info Pack by CORDIS on "Innovative biomethane for REPowerEU" The DESIRED project is featured in the new Info Pack by CORDIS “Innovative biomethane...
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The DESIRED project was introduced to general public on Czech Television!

News & Events The DESIRED project was introduced to general public on Czech Television! The DESIRED project was introduced to general public on Czech Television. Dr. Pavla Eliášová from Charles University spoke...
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2nd General Assembly Meeting

News & Events 2nd General Assembly Meeting On the 27th April 2023, the DESIRED partners came together in Mostoles, Spain, for their 2nd General Assembly meeting, to exchange about the...
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Newsletter #1

News & Events Newsletter #1 Dear reader,On behalf of the DESIRED Consortium, I welcome you to the first Newsletter of the project. DESIRED, funded by the European Commission within the Horizon Europe...
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General Assembly Meetings

News & Events General Assembly Meetings DESIRED partners set up their General Assembly Meetings until the closure of the project. The project partners will be meeting at a 6-months basis,...
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DESIRED is announced in the Italian daily newspaper “La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno”

News & Events DESIRED is announced in the Italian daily newspaper “La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno” On November 9, 2022, the Italian newspaper “La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno” interviewed Prof. Angela Dibenedetto,...
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BARITODAY News
Kick-off Meeting

News & Events BARITODAY News Kick-off Meeting The DESIRED Kick-off Meeting which took place on 9 & 10 November 2022 in Bari, Italy, was announced by BARITODAY News. The online...

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