26 November 2018 - 3:30 p.m.

Solar Fuels by Artificial Photosynthesis – An Overview. Energy Center Lab Seminar with Professor Leif Hammarström


The world’s energy demand of 15 Trillion Watts is expected to double by 2050.
We need clean energy and a potential solution is the sun.
Fuels are among the best ways to store solar energy as they may be very competitive even compared to state of the art batteries in terms of both energy density and environmental impact.
Artificial Photosynthesis (AP) represents a scheme for capturing and storing the vast energy from sunlight in chemical bonds of a solar fuel while liberating O2 as by-product.
AP is regarded as aglobal sociopolitical & environmental game changer.
The lecture will provide an overview of the AP concept and introduce the H2020-FETOPEN project entitled SoFiA, coordinated by Prof.Hammarström in partnership with 7 other EU organizations, including Politecnico di Torino.

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Published on: 26/11/2018