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Solar Fuels Network Public and Policy Event

FOR IMEDIATE RELEASE: Solar Fuels Network Public & Policy Event


    17 August 2021

Solar fuels and their role in a sustainable energy supply is the focus of a virtual public event on September 9.

Ahead of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) this November in Glasgow, the UK Solar Fuels Network and the University of Strathclyde are hosting an event to introduce the field of solar fuels and highlight the potential of the approach to generate sustainable fuels within a zero-emission society.

The event aims to raise awareness, inform and to engage with diverse communities and is aimed at policy makers and industrialists, as well as the general public.

The Mission Innovation roadmap will be presented, which provides a pathway to deployment of Solar Fuels at scale.

Alongside leading speakers, including Professor James Durrant from Imperial College London, Professor Bert Weckhuysen from SUNERGY and Dr Pau Farràs Costa from SEAFUEL, there will be an open panel discussion.

Event organiser Dr Sebastian Sprick from the University of Strathclyde, said: "A key driver is the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and new technologies are needed that allow for clean energy production towards a zero-emission society. Using the Sun's energy offers great potential and by splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen we obtain a storable fuel that can use existing infrastructure going forward. This technology needs to be made cost-effective and there are challenges in using this process on large scale.

"We will explore and discuss the generation of solar fuels in this public event with internationally leading researchers and representatives of technology consortia to allow participants to form an informed opinion on hydrogen as a renewable alternative in the build-up to COP26."

The event runs from 2pm until 3.40 pm on the 9th September. Attendance is free of charge but prior registration is required. The UK Solar Fuels Network is supported through the UKRI-EPSRC SuperSolar Network and is hosted by the University of Liverpool.

 Notes for Editor: For more information please contact Lynn McPherson at the University of Strathclyde E. T. 0141 548 4941