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Learn all about “artificial photosynthesis” at upcoming Science Cafe

The energy needs for our society will double in the next 35 years. Where will this energy come from? One possibility is to convert the sun’s energy into a liquid fuel, much like plants convert the sun’s energy into sugars.

An upcoming Science Cafe, led by NC State chemist Walter Weare, will discuss state-of-the-art research in artificial photosynthesis, and find out how and why such a carbon-neutral power source could change the way we think about the future of energy.

This presentation will be Thursday, March 21, at 7 p.m. in the NC Museum of Natural Sciences’ Daily Planet Cafe. For more information, please visit the museum Website.

About the Speaker

Walter Weare is an assistant professor of chemistry at NC State University. He received his B.Sc. at the University of Oregon and Ph.D. at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His laboratory focuses on developing new ways to controllably harness the energy from light and store it as a chemical fuel.