Second general consortium meeting unveils SOREC2 progress

The SOREC2 consortium held its second general assembly (CGA) at the ICFO facilities on May 7th and 8th. 25 members of the consortium actively participated in this meeting,which focused on sharing the latest advancements across various work packages (WPs) achieved over the past 18 months and planning the future next steps.

The meeting was kicked-off by ICFO and SAULE researchers from WP2 presenting the progress in the development of the the photonic structures aiming at capturing sunlight and converting it into usable energy to power the future SOREC2 device.

Representatives from UAB, who are involved in WP3, presented insights of the efforts done in the development on the photoanode and the cathalytic system for CO2 reduction, which are essential components for the CO2 conversion approach.

Following that, UNIFE presented the developments from WP4, related to the photoelectrochemical cell up-scaling stratefy. VITSOLC, an ICFO spin-off, also member of the consortium, showed some preliminary results in the set-up of an outdoor photovoltaic monitoring system to be used within the project.

Day one concluded with a social dinner aimed at fostering bonds among project participants.

Second day: communication, market potential and citizen engagement

The second day, the spotlight of the presentations shifted to Communication, Dissemination and Outreach activities carried out by WP6.

Representatives from ICFO and SAULE discussed afterwards on the future market potential of the technology, which is part of the tasks of WP5. Finally, DBT team members presented the developments related to citizen engagement strategies to boost the social acceptance of the technology.

SOREC2’s project manager closed the general discussion giving partners the instructions for the upcoming reporting and review process of the first half of the project.

In the afternoon, project members were toured through ICFO research facilities, including visits to the new clean room and the diferent laboratories of the Organic Nanostructured Photovoltaics Research group.

Following the CGA, paralel meetings were held among members of the WP2 and WP3 to devise common and effective strategies for approaching the next research steps.

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