Fossil fuels such as fuel oil, coal or natural gas are limited resources that are used in energy production. They have enabled large-scale industrial development but their use causes air pollution, emission of greenhouse gases, acid rain and respiratory diseases. Chemistry plays a critical role in the search for new energy solutions by providing sustainable alternatives to fossil fuels.
ICIQ investigates new technologies for transforming solar energy into electricity or fuel and contributes to reducing the fossil fuels dependence. ICIQ’s research focuses on the following points: