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Carina Faber

EIC Programme Manager for renewable energy conversion and alternative resource exploitation

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Carina Faber serves as EIC Programme Manager for renewable hydrogen, fuels and chemicals since November 2022. Her background is on computational materials science, with a PhD in Theoretical Physics. From 2020 to 2022, Carina co-led a 2-years R&I program on e-fuels for ENGIE. In 2019, during a post-doctoral fellowship at UCLouvain, she led the development of a technological roadmap on artificial photosynthesis within the EU large-scale initiative SUNRISE.  

Carina Faber’s expertise is on alternative fuels and chemicals made from renewable energy. For the EIC Work Programme 2024, she proposed a Pathfinder challenge on Solar-to-X-devices to make the next step towards synthetic fuels and chemical technologies integrating all necessary conversion steps into a single device, solely and directly driven by solar energy. To enable a fully circular and sustainable economy, her work also comprises the valorization of alternative sources, such as seawater, wastewater, brines or carbon dioxide from flue gases and the atmosphere.