The IMDEA Energy Institute has actively participated in the COP 25 with a stand on the projects of CO2 conversion into solar fuels and with its presence in various events.
During the days 5, 6 and 7 of December, in a stand given by the Spanish Government, the Institute presented the European projects HYMAP Hybrid Materials for artificial photosynthesis, SUNRISE Solar energy for a circular economy, oriented to the development of processes focused on artificial photosynthesis and SUN-to-LIQUID Fuels from concentrated sunlight, whose objective is the production of kerosene for aviation from CO2 and water with the contribution of solar energy as the only energy source. The projects aroused great interest, having been invited the researchers Victor A. de la Peña O'Shea and Marta Liras to participate in interviews for TV and radio: Televisión Española, La Sexta and Radio Nacional de España.
In addition, the research on solar fuels of the Photoactivated Processes Unit have been put in value in an article published in the science journal Materia of El País.
On the other hand, Victor A. de la Peña O'Shea participated in three events related to the innovation space promoted by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Universities dealing with issues related to:
- Emerging energy technologies, where Jesús Palma, head of the Electrochemical Processes Unit, also participated.
- Technology and research centers.
- The challenge of decarbonization for a sustainable society.
On December 11, Félix Marín participated in the parallel event on "Circular Economy Conference" and Bilateral Meetings held in the Círculo de Bellas Artes, holding bilateral meetings with representatives of 14 entities, including companies such as Acciona, Inerco, Teknan, Inkemia, Lito, and foundations or associations such as Eurochile or AIN.
On the 12th, Javier Dufour participated in the round table “Water and energy resources management in the face of the new climate scenario” within the “Debate on Climate Change” Conference organized by the Ministry of Environment, Land Management and Sustainability of the Madrid's Regional Government. The consequences of climate change in the water-energy binomial was discussed.