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Upcoming seminars and events

Wednesday September 30: Seminar by Prof. Jens Norskov, DTU: 

"Catalysis for sustainable production of fuels and chemicals"

The development of a sustainable energy system puts renewed focus on catalytic processes for energy conversion. Electricity production from solar and wind is becoming economically competitive but we need to be able to store energy from these intermittent sources. Storage in the form of chemical bonds as fuels is very attractive, but converting electrical into chemical energy efficiently will require completely new catalytic materials. Insight into the way the catalysts work at the molecular level may prove essential to speed up the discovery process. The lecture will outline a theory of heterogeneous catalysis that singles out the most important parameters determining catalytic activity and selectivity. I will use nitrogen reduction to ammonia as the main example and discuss the possibility to find sustainable alternatives to the well-known Haber-Bosch process.  

The webinar is open to everyone. After his presentation, there will be two Q&A sessions, the first for all participants and the second restricted to students. 

Time: 15:15 

Place: Zoom (see below) 

15:15 - Webinar

16.00 - general Q&A

16:20 - Q&A and meet the speaker

 The webinar will be given via ZOOM and the details are:


Meeting ID: 649 2878 9444

 Monday October 5: CAP meeting

Time: 9 - 12

Place: Zoom


9:15  Erik Johansson: "Research for new generations of solar cells"

9:55 Discussion and Questions
10:05 Break
10:15 Adam Wegelius: ”Generation of functional semisynthetic FeFe-hydrogenases in cyanobacteria”.
10:45 Discussion and Questions
11:00 Break
11:10  Sara Hernández: tba
11.40 Discussion and Questions
12:00 End of meeting

 A zoom invitation will be sent to members of CAP only.

Previous news and events

Shedding new light on greener synthesis pathways

In October 2019, Sascha Ott, Eszter Borbas, Leif Hammarström and Jacinto Sá, received a 5-year grant of 35 million kronor from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, for their interdisciplinary project "Unexplored Approaches to Organic Photoredox Catalysis

In this new research project, the groups will focus on finding new alternatives to several reactions that are widely used in the chemical industry at present. The project objective is to develop new synthesis pathways that generate less waste, or new synthetic routes that have not been practicable before.

CAP scientists in the TV news

At the CAP meeting in Umeå, March 4, 2019, CAP researchers were discussing future hydrogen technology. We also had the chance to test drive a fuel cell vehicle that runs on hydrogen gas. Swedish public service television filmed the event, which can be watched here: Vätgasbilar spås ha nyckelroll i framtiden

The First European Congress on Photosynthesis Research was a success!

Over 400 delegates from Europe, and all over the world, discussed recent findings in natural and artificial photosynthesison June 25 - 28, 2018. To see what it was all about, go to the conference homepage: ePS1.org

One of our prominent invited speakers, Junko Yano from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, was interviewed in Swedish national radio. You can listen to the program here (mostly in Swedish).

The CAP workshop 2018

Our annual workshop was held at Sigtunahöjden in Sigtuna, on April 26-27. Thanks for all the interesting presentations everyone, you made the workshop great!

Participants on the 2018 CAP workshop in Sigtuna, basking in the April sun.

An osprey was seen flying past the workshop venue.

The Ångström laboratory (in 2010)

Last updated September 23, 2020