Using sunlight to manufacture fuels or chemicals from carbon dioxide & water can offer sustainable manufacturing alternatives for industry.
Even with the progress made in decreasing the pollution impact of the industrial sector in Europe, still, great challenges exist in lowering the carbon footprint by progressively substituting the use of fossil fuels. A paradigm shift is needed in the manufacturing of chemical goods and high value-added products, where disruptive technologies will play a key role to achieve the climate change targets for 2050. The European Commission is investing in those technologies with the aim to develop negative emission solutions and lower Europe’s / the industry’s carbon footprint.
Thanks to Politecnico for being such nice hosts
A very interesting article was published by German journal DW about RECODE.
The interest toward the project arose after the discussions and lectures given by several REOCDE partners at CO2oling the Earth (picture above)
A press release was realized by IIT, translated and it presented the Italian Institute of Technology center in Torino and it informs the public about European Commission funding and presents project main goals. The coverage was mainly local (Piedmont region) and national, by magazines and newspapers. The news circulated are written in Italian.