NEW PATHWAYS FOR CUSTOMERS, UTLITIES,
AND ENERGY COMPANIES TO INTERACT AND INNOVATE
Dick T. Co, Research Associate Professor of Chemistry,
Managing Director, Solar Fuels Institute (SOFI), Northwestern University
Turning sunlight into stored power!
If realized, solar fuel technology will be able to take sunlight, water, and ambient air (carbon
dioxide) and create a carbon-neutral fuel. We would be able to generate fuel onsite, and store the sun's energy in high-density media. The ability to convert electrons to molecules could present new pathways for customers, utilities, and energy companies to interact with each other and innovate in unfathomable ways today.
Co's discussion will introduce the science behind solar fuels — aka artificial photosynthesis — and why it is so simple and elegant, yet so complicated and unknown. He will also talk about having co-founded SOFI, an institute meant to bring together researchers from across universities, industry, and national labs to accelerate the discovery process and shorten solar fuels' lead-time to commercialization.
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WEDNESDAY, May 13, 2015
The Firehouse Grill, 2nd Floor
750 Chicago Ave., Evanston 60202