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Pioneer Center for Accelerating P2X Materials Discovery (CAPeX)

Photo: Bax Lindhardt.

The new pioneer centre, CAPeX, aims to revolutionise the development of materials and power-to-X technologies for the green transition. The centre brings together leading national and international researchers and receives a total grant of DKK 300 million over the next 13 years. The Novo Nordisk Foundation has granted DKK 48.5 million of the total amount.

CAPex will, among other activities, develop more efficient and robust materials to convert water and CO2 into sustainable fuels and chemicals using green power from wind turbines and solar cells.

The most efficient materials used today to produce hydrogen by means of electrolysis are based on rare minerals and earth elements. One of the most important tasks for CAPeX is to develop new sustainable catalysts for electrolysis that are scalable and can be used globally. Another major task is to provide sustainable solutions for, for example, heavy transport and air traffic which can be made so efficient and inexpensive that they can deliver serious contributions to the green transition.

CAPeX is established in close collaboration between (and with co-funding from) the Ministry of Higher Education and Science, Danish National Research Foundation, the Carlsberg Foundation, the Lundbeck Foundation, VILLUM FONDEN, the Novo Nordisk Foundation and the participating universities.

Find more information about the new pioneer centre on the CAPeX website.