Welcome

Dear Participants,


Mike WasielewskiDick CoMany of today’s prevalent renewable energy sources, such as solar and wind, are inherently intermittent.  Energy generation ceases when the sun goes down or when the wind stops blowing.  Reliance on such irregularity and unpredictability is simply not acceptable in today’s connected digital world.  Thus, energy storage is a critical piece to deeper penetration and adoption of alternative energy.  At ANSER, our researchers are working on developments that could create the next generation of solar energy technologies that produce a liquid fuel from sunlight, using only water and carbon dioxide (CO­2) from the air.  On behalf of the Institute for Sustainability and Energy at Northwestern (ISEN) and the Argonne-Northwestern Solar Energy Research Center, we are delighted to welcome you to the 7th annual ANSER Solar Energy Symposium – “Solar Fuels”.

We are honored to have a star-studded lineup of speakers for this year’s Symposium. These leaders will outline the current state-of-the-art in the development of solar fuels via nanotechnology, new energy-harvesting processes, novel materials, and economics.

Please join us for the entire day, or just for one talk - whatever your schedule may permit. We hope that you will arrive with an open mind, ask questions while you are here, and leave feeling engaged and informed.

We look forward to seeing you on May 22 and 23!

Sincerely,

Michael R. Wasielewski
Clare Hamilton Hall Professor of Chemistry
Director, ANSER Center

Dick T. Co
Camille & Henry Dreyfus Environmental Chemistry Mentor
Director of Operations & Outreach, ANSER Center


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