The GEM (Getting the MOST out of the Sun) Project – From computational chemistry to the generation of sustainable energy
Through high-performance computing technologies applied to the study of a family of “special” molecules, the research project funded by the IFAB shows that a sustainable revolution in energy production, storage and distribution systems is possible.
Sustainable energy production is the true challenge of our time, which is why it is increasingly the focus of scientific research and technological development. The “GEM” (Getting the MOST out of the Sun) project, which the IFAB chose through its “Call for Projects 2022”, is based precisely on this challenge and aims to radically innovate the solar energy storage scenario. The study, conducted by researchers and professionals at the University of Bologna and E4 Computer Engineering, aims to use artificial intelligence to identify and select (from millions of potential molecules) the most promising candidates for “MOST” – Molecular Solar Thermal – applications, i.e. molecules able to store solar energy that can be used as sources of heat and energy.