Workshop: Exploring CCU, Power-to-X and Solar-to-X Innovations

Harnessing Renewables for a Sustainable Future: Exploring CCU, Power-to-X and Solar-to-X Innovations

Date and time: Tuesday-Wednesday, 4-5 June 2024
Location: EnergyVille, Thor Central, Thor Park 8000, 3600 Genk, Belgium
Organisers: European Innovation Council, EnergyVille, imec, EuroTech Universities Alliance, EU projects CATART, CONDOR,  FlowPhotoChem, and the EU SUNERGY initiative

On 12 December 2023, the European Innovation Council published a €24m Challenge dedicated to solar-to-X technologies, with the goal to develop devices at the prototype level, to establish metrics for a fair benchmarking and to explore underlying phenomena by means of computational materials science. We take this open call as an occasion to organise a two-day event around innovations providing fossil-free products for diverse sectors, such as renewable hydrogen, sustainable aviation fuels or green fertilizers.

Discussions will span the whole innovation chain: latest results from excellent academic research, ways to scale up innovative solar-to-X technologies, demonstrations of mature solutions on their way to commercialisation and their integration into the existing energy system.

What you can expect:

  • Gain a comprehensive overview of the current state-of-play of solar-to-x technologies
  • Pitch your project or present your results in diverse working groups
  • Exchange with leading academics, visionary entrepreneurs, industrial leaders, policymakers, and investors
  • Discuss ways to move from technology readiness levels to manufacturing readiness levels
  • Explore viable business models for solar-to-x technologies
  • Contribute to the development of a holistic techno-sustainability methodology
  • Find partners for future projects and enjoy ample opportunities to network

Topics covered:

  • From a societal need to technological innovation: policy, industrialization and investors session
  • Solar-to-X devices: where are we now?
  • The devices of tomorrow: with biotechnology, autonomous operation and computational materials science to fully sustainable devices
  • Transition of technology to (social) innovation: techno-sustainability assessment, social challenges and opportunities and market considerations
  • Standards, common metrics, fair benchmarking: key enablers for upscaling technology

Next to plenaries and panel discussions, the programme will include workshops in parallel sessions, some of which provide the opportunity to pitch project results. We are also looking for demonstrators to showcase European innovations.

You can find more information, including a preliminary agenda and a registration form HERE.

Join us for an exciting exchange at the crossroads of R&I, policy and investment around CCU, power-to-X and solar-to-X technologies!