1/2 July 2015 Kick-Off Meeting

A new European research project kicked-off on July 1 and 2 in Braunschweig (Germany): Photofuel is tackling the direct production of transportation fuels from sunlight, CO2 and water with biocatalysts in closed systems.

The project coordinator Hilke Heinke from the Volkswagen AG welcomed the project partners from six research institutions and six enterprises representing all parts of the value chain: European research groups on biocatalyst development, algae cultivation, fuels research and sustainability assessment from Bielefeld, Florence, London, Karlsruhe, Uppsala and Paris are joining forces with car and renewable fuel producers from Sweden, Italy, Germany, Finland and Portugal.

The workpackage leaders presented their plans for the next 6-12 months and all beneficiaries agreed on administrative and management procedures.