Chemistry of Clean Energy Conversion, Storage, and Production

Artificial Photosynthesis: Reduction of Carbon Dioxide (#271)

Humankind is facing three serious problems related to fossil resources, i.e., shortages of energy, carbon resources and the global warming problem. One of the best solutions for solving all three of these problems at once is the development of practical systems for converting CO2 to useful chemicals using solar light, i.e., artificial photosynthesis.
Photochemical CO2 reduction is one of the most important aspects of artificial photosynthesis. Various types of photocatalytic systems including organic compounds, metal complexes, semiconductors, and enzymes have been extensively investigated in this regard. Hydrogenation of CO2 combined with photochemical H2 production from water and electrochemical reduction of CO2 with solar cells are other possibilities.
In this symposium, we will discuss the broad issue of CO2 reduction with light energy for renewable fuels and carbon resources. This symposium is organized together with two other symposia related to artificial photosynthesis, i.e. “Photo-induced Water Splitting” and “Bio-Inspired Chemistry for Solar Fuel Production”. The organizers recommend that the attendees who are interested in giving a talk or a poster presentation will select one of these three symposia.
The session will consist of invited lectures, contributed lectures and a poster session.
Last update: Dec 28, 2015