Karel Luyben Lecture 2018
Prof. Dr. Roel van de Krol
Member of UniSysCat, Institute for Solar Fuels of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin and TU Delft alumnus
Prof. Dr. Roel van de Krol (Member of UniSysCat), from the Institute for Solar Fuels of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin and TU Delft alumnus, will give the lecture:
"From Sunlight to Chemical Fuels: Towards a Clean Energy Future"
Tue 11 December 2018, 7.00 p.m.
Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Berlin
Klosterstraße 50, 10179 Berlin
Organizer: University Fund Wageningen
The first Karel Luyben Lecture dedicated to the rector magnificus emeritus Karel Luyben of Delft University of Technology takes place at the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Berlin
As outlined in the recently published Special Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the reduction of global CO2 emissions is one of society’s most important and urgent challenges. In all future energy scenarios aimed at reducing CO2 emissions, solar energy plays a major role. However, to cope with the intermittent nature of sunlight, large-scale storage solutions are required. An attractive pathway is to directly convert abundant resources, such as water and CO2, into chemical fuels with sunlight. The advantages and challenges of this approach will be discussed and illustrated with examples of recent scientific breakthroughs in this exciting and growing field.