AFS Horgau PIONEER Project

Launch of PIONEER

PIONEER is a European project under the H2020 programme with the ambition to train a new generation of experts in the multidisciplinary field of plasma and catalysis research in the context of CO2 conversion. 15 PhD students (called ESR) will collaborate within a consortium of 15 renowned European research institutions and six industrial partners. The aim is to develop new systems in the fields of plasma chemistry and catalysis for efficient conversion of the CO2 molecule to enable applications such as energy storage in synthetic fuels.
This challenge makes it necessary to understand the role of surfaces in contact with molecular plasmas. This knowledge will enable the development of new materials with the necessary properties to take advantage of the strong electric fields and the special chemistry of the reactive species that characterize a cold, non-thermal plasma.

AFS supports the project as an industrial partner.

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 813393.