EventsEnergy Talks: Catalysis, Climate Change, and Solar Fuels

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Energy Talks: Catalysis, Climate Change, and Solar Fuels

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM


Solar fuels: capturing the energy of the sun and storing it in the form of carbon dioxide. It's one of the many ways UofA researchers are advancing the field of energy, and you can learn more from Dr. Steve Bergens (Science) and his team of researchers on Wednesday, September 22, 2021.

When harvesting energy from the sun, there’s more to the story than solar panels. Solar fuels — chemical storage of the energy in sunlight — are one of the many ways we can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and combat climate change. However, getting to that point requires understanding a process called catalysis, a discovery that could be argued is bigger than the wheel and that transformed the lives of everyone that lives on the planet today. Explore how catalysis works, learn about the intersection with ‘blue hydrogen’, and see how it is being prepared for use in Alberta. Finally, discover the advancements in solar fuels happening in the Bergens research group, with students Octavio Martinez Perez and Mike Donohoe giving short talks about their research in the realm of solar fuels.

This online speaker series is presented in partnership with Future Energy Systems. They focus on multidisciplinary research that develops the energy technologies of today and the near future, integrates them into today’s infrastructure, and examines possible consequences for our society, economy, and environment. Energy Talks provides an opportunity for you to engage with researchers and learn more about their work. Visit their website for more information: https://www.futureenergysystem...

Online registration is required for this presentation. A Zoom link will be sent out in the reminder email 24 hours before the event. 

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