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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Dissemination & Communication

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 the design and development of...
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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 CO2 into solar fuels. The DESIRED members met at...
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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 and photoelectrochemical routes” was held on 29 November 2023, and was organized by IC2R-Bari and the School...
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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 of the steel industry: a step forward" was held in Taranto, organized by Acciaierie d'Italia with the patronage of the Italian Association...
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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 very busy and productive period...
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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 University (CU). The DESIRED partners discussed about...
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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

8th H2020 Energy & Horizon Europe Alternative Fuels workshop On September 20, 2023 the DESIRED project participated in the 8th H2020 CCUS/AAlternative Fuels workshop organised by CINEA in Brussels. The...
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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 the Horizon Europe Research and Innovation...
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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 Carbon Dioxide Utilization, which took place in Bari, Italy, on 25-29 June 2023. The conference was organized...
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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 to support Europe’s energy independence”. The Info Pack highlights the ongoing research being carried out to...
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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 on the Czech Television in Sama doma show (Home Alone) about the solar fuels...
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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 progress of the project and plan the...
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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 Research and Innovation Action -...
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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, to discuss the project progress and...
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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, Project Coordinator of the DESIRED project.   Angela Dibenedetto is Full Professor of Inorganic Chemistry...
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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 news was announced in the Italian language,...
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Promoting Technological Feasibility and Sustainability: the HORIZON Europe DESIRED Project Kicks Off!

On November 9th and 10th, the project DESIRED ‘Direct co-processing of CO2 and water to sustainable multicarbon energy products in novel photocatalytic reactor’ held its physical kick off meeting in...

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