This FET seminar explains how artificial photosynthesis works. The seminar will be given by Dr. José Ramón Galán-Mascarós from the Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ) and coordinator of the FET Proactive project A-Leaf.
Mimicking the photosynthetic function of green plants and algae is one of the major technological challenges scientist around the world are facing nowadays.
Natural photosynthesis transforms water (H2O) and carbon dioxide (CO2) into oxygen and carbohydrates using exclusively the energy of the sun. An artificial photosynthesis scheme will work in an analogous way, absorbing sunlight to combine water and CO2 into oxygen and chemicals, including fuels.
The A-Leaf proejct seeks the realization of an artificial photosynthesis platform for the capture and transformation of solar energy into chemical energy, as sustainable substitute for fossil resources.
DG CNECT in collaboration with DG RTD and DG ENER organises a FET seminar on Thursday 15th March 2018 from 2:30 to 5:00 at room COV2 15/SDR1, REA, Covent Garden building, Place Rogier, 16, 1000 Brussels.
The seminar is open to everyone. It will be the perfect occassion to get to know what the latest advances in artificial photosynthesis are.
Please note that registration at Coven Garden reception is compulsory; please bring your ID with you. Allow 30 minutes before the seminar for completing registration. As the number of seats is limited, please let us know by email at [email protected] at least 1 week before the seminar - 8th March 2018 - if you plan to attend. You will be then contacted to provide us a few personal details. Confirmation will only be done after these details have been received!.
Organiser: Unit DG CNECT.C3 (Future and Emerging Technologies) in collaboration with units DG RTD.G3 (Renewable Energy Sources) and DG ENER.C2 (New energy technologies, innovation and clean coal)