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SUN-to-LIQUID Demonstration Event in Móstoles (Spain) on 13 June, 2019 at 11:30-17:30.

Thursday, June 13 2019
11:30 to 17:30

The SUN-to-LIQUID project established a unique research plant to demonstrate the thermochemical synthesis of liquid hydrocarbon fuels from water, carbon dioxide and high-flux solar radiation.


It’s our pleasure to invite you to the SUN-to-LIQUID Demonstration Event at the solar fuel facility in Móstoles (Spain) on 13 June, 2019.

The SUN-to-LIQUID partners will proudly present the research facility and introduce to the significance of the project’s innovations for science, industry and the society.

A final panel discussion with key stakeholders will further highlight the progress and perspectives of solar fuels.


SUN-to-LIQUID Demonstration Event Program

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11:30 – 12:00

Welcome coffee at IMDEA Energy and registration

12:00 – 12:40

Session 1: Welcome, scene setting and SUN-to-LIQUID overview


Welcome to IMDEA Energy Institute and SUN-to-LIQUID Demonstration event

Manuel Romero, IMDEA Energy, Spain

Project introduction and Demonstration event objectives

Andreas Sizmann, Bauhaus Luftfahrt, Germany

SUN-to-LIQUID project video


Spanish National Integrated Plan for Energy and Climate 2030

Victor Marcos-Morell, Ministry for the Ecological Transition, Spain 

European perspectives on renewable fuels (including RED II)

Maria Georgiadou, European Commission, DG Research & Innovation 


Session 2: SUN-to-LIQUID overview


SUN-to-LIQUID Solar thermochemical conversion technology

Aldo Steinfeld, ETH Zurich, Swtizerland

SUN-to-LIQUID Solar thermochemical plant

Manuel Romero, IMDEA Energy, Spain

13:20 –14:20

Buffet lunch

14:20- 15:50

Demonstration of the SUN-to-LIQUID plant with coffee


15:50- 17:20

Final panel on progress and perspectives

Andreas Sizmann, Bauhaus Luftfahrt (Moderator)

Presentation: Renewable gas production & distribution

John Chamberlain, Naturgy Energy Group, Spain

Presentation: Future perspectives of solar fuels

Gianluca Ambrosetti, Synhelion, Switzerland

Presentation: Solar fuels in a circular economy

Martin Roeb, DLR, Germany

Presentation: Current status of CSP market worldwide

Luis Crespo, Protermo, Spain

Panel discussion


Maria Georgiadou, European Commission, DG Research & Innovation

John Chamberlain, Naturgy Energy Group, Spain

Martin Roeb, DLR, Germany

Gianluca Ambrosetti, Synhelion, Switzerland

Luis Crespo, ProtermoSolar, Spain

17:20- 17:30

Wrap up of Demonstration Event

 Manuel Romero, IMDEA Energy

17:30 onwards

 Networking reception cocktail and end of Demonstration event 


Registration required: to register for the event, please fill in the online registration form. The registration will be open till June 11, 2019 (17:00 CEST).

Participation for this event is free of charge, the travel costs should be borne by the participants.

For more information about the project, visit the SUN-to-LIQUID webpage. For any queries, email us at s2l-sw@eurtd.com or write in the contact form.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please bring your valid identification proof (national ID or passport), for the security check to the venue.

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement Nº 654408.

The activities performed by the partner ETH Zürich have been supported by the Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) under contract Nº 150330.

IMDEA Energy Institute, Avenida Ramón de la Sagra, 3. 28935 Móstoles, Madrid, Spain
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