Research programme CO2 neutral fuels open for proposals ( 5,000,000)

The NWO theme Sustainable Energy has initiated a national multidisciplinary scientific programme in the field of clean CO2-neutral fuel production from H2O and CO2. Deadline for submissions is May 31, 2013. The programme is embedded in the NWO proposition for the Dutch Topsector Energy 2012-2013. NWO, FOM and Shell are funding up to € 5,000,000 for innovative research within the context of four research themes. These four themes are:
• photocatalytic approaches for CO2-neutral fuels: functional inorganic semiconductor materials;
• responsive matrices for CO2-neutral production of solar fuels;
• out-of-equilibrium processing of solar fuels;
• process and reactor development for the downstream synthesis of fuels or chemicals.

The maximum available budget per project is € 750,000. Proposals can be submitted by permanent scientific staff at the Dutch universities and/or NWO/FOM institutes that, at least in part, are funded by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science. The aim of the programme CO2 neutral fuels is to address key aspects of the production of CO2-neutral fuels from carbon dioxide and water within a framework of four multidisciplinary research themes, leading to use-inspired research with great valorisation potential.

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