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Capturing sunlight for a sustainable future: A chemistry lecture by Professor Erwin Reisner

12:15pm-1:15pm on Saturday 16 March
2:45pm-3:45pm on Saturday 16 March

Times shown are in GMT (UTC +0) up to the 26th March. For events on or after 27th March times are in BST (UTC +1).

Yusuf Hamied Department of Chemistry, Wolfson Lecture Theatre Lensfield Road, CB2 1EW

In his lecture, Professor Erwin Reisner will present emerging technologies that can use the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide and also biomass and plastic waste as precious resources in a solar-powered economy. He will make a case for solar energy and the need to produce sustainable fuels and chemicals for energy storage, transportation and the chemical industry. The concept and prototypes of solar-powered devices to synthesise renewable energy carriers and chemicals for a post-fossil future will be examined. Professor Reisner will highlight the critical role that chemistry has to play in meeting global net zero targets, and also give insights into the contemporary research of his laboratory.
The presentation will be suitable for a general audience, and no chemistry background is required.

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Additional Information

Age: Adults, Young Adults 12 – 18
Format: Talk
Timing: In person
Theme: Environment, Discovery, Society
Accessibility: Accessible toilet, Step-free access

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