Materials for the benefit of society and the environment and materials for decarbonising Industry
- Leadership of the European industrial sector to produce materials that provide solutions for a clean, toxic/pollutant free environment, safeguard civil infrastructures, and to protect cultural heritage.
- New and advanced materials to support the sustainable storage and recovery of energy, with a direct impact to reducing CO2 emissions via storage of overproduced electricity from renewable sources and buffering of the electricity grid. More specifically, this will require advanced materials with unique functionalities to facilitate carbon capture and use (CCU) and CO2 conversion to provide for a cost-effective production of chemicals and near-zero emissions power fuels (Power to X, Synfuels).
- A sustainable by design concept for all materials developments to ensure criticality of raw materials is reduced and the environmental impact minimised.