We develop hybrid biofuel production systems employing microorganisms and CO2

We provide clean and sustainable solutions for the energy transition

Towards a climate neutral Europe by 2050

Biotechnology lab research

Photo2Fuel is a European research project that aims to produce biofuels from captured CO2, using only solar power as energy source. The 3-year project started in September 2022 and receives funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe multiannual financial framework.

Photo2Fuel’s main objective is to convert CO2 into useful fuels and chemicals using microorganisms and organic materials. Methane and acetic acid will be produced. The project will develop a photo-micro-reactor capable of working under any atmospheric conditions and different sunlight intensities. Technologies for the separation of the main products will also be investigated.

Photo2Fuel is a project bringing together 8 partners from 6 countries around the world (Spain, The Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, China, Switzerland). 5 universities, 2 research and technology organisations and 1 SME are working together to cover all the steps for Photo2Fuel’s methodology development.


Photo2Fuel website at a glance

Quickly access the most relevant sections of the Photo2Fuel project. Find out more about the project and the partners that collaborate together. Keep an eye out for Public deliverables.


About Photo2fuel

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Meet the institutions and companies involved in the project


Public Deliverables

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Download Photo2Fuel materials

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Are you interested in collaborating?

We welcome any inquiry on Photo2Fuel’s innovative solutions for biofuel production. If you’re interested in knowing more about the project and think what we are working on might bring benefit to your work and research, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.


Who is working on Photo2Fuel?

The Consortium Partners

University of Uppsala
University of Amsterdam
Logo Kneia
Eth zürich

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