Phil will be working with the National Research Council (NRC) Canada to shape Canada’s contribution to the Mission Innovation Converting Sunlight Innovation Challenge.

Phil will be working closely with James McKinnell, Strategy Advisor in Energy Mining and Environment at NRC to draft up the grand challenge goals for Canada. He is tasked with writing up an executive summary on how (1) Canada can contribute to converting sunlight into fuels and (2) the societal and economic benefits that Canada would gain by doing so.

Mission Innovation (MI) is a global initiative of 22 countries and the European Union to dramatically accelerate global clean energy innovation. As part of the initiative, participating countries have committed to double their governments’ clean energy research and development (R&D) investments over five years, while encouraging greater levels of private sector investment in transformative clean energy technologies.