INOR Michelle Millar, Nora Radu  Sunday, March 27, 2011 

1 - Personalized energy (for 1 x 6 billion)

Professor Daniel G Nocera Department of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, United States

The capture and storage of solar energy at the
individual level - personalized solar energy - drives inextricably towards the
heart of this energy challenge by addressing the triumvirate of secure, carbon
neutral and plentiful energy. The doubling of global energy need by mid-century
and tripling by 2100 is driven by 3 billion low-energy users in the non-legacy
world and by 3 billion people yet to inhabit the planet over the next half
century. The possibility of generating terawatts of carbon-free energy, and
thus providing society with its most direct path to realizing a low GHG future,
may be realized by making solar PE available to the 6 billion new energy users
by high throughput manufacturing. This talk will present the creation of a new
catalyst that captures many of the functional elements of photosynthesis and in
doing so provides a highly manufacturable and inexpensive method to effect a
carbon-neutral and sustainable method for solar storage - solar fuels from water-splitting.
By developing an inexpensive 24/7 solar energy system for the individual, a
carbon-neutral energy supply for 1 × 6 billion becomes available.

Sunday, March 27, 2011 09:15 AM
Charles Lathrop Parsons Award: Symposium in Honor of Michael E. Strem (08:30 AM - 11:30 AM)
Location: Anaheim Convention Center
Room: 201 C/D


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