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Upcoming seminars and events


SUNRISE Sweden Stakeholder Event!

Place: Uppsala University - Ångström Laboratory: The Siegbahn hall

Date: Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Time: 13:00 - 17:00 + mingling

Registration: The meeting is free of charge, but registration by March 2 is mandatory.

Registration information and more can be found on the event webpage.

“SUNRISE – Solar Energy for a Circular Economy” has been funded by the EU H2020 as a Coordination and Support Action to prepare for a Large Scale Project on Solar Fuels and Solar Chemicals.

  • The vision of SUNRISE is to produce renewable fuels and base chemicals from water, carbon dioxide and nitrogen in the atmosphere, using sunlight as energy input.
  • The Stakeholder event will present the vision and results of SUNRISE-CSA, as well as the plans for the next steps. The audience will learn about the state-of-the-art and the prospects for the future.
  • Participants will be able to make contacts and discuss with Swedish and international experts and stakeholders. The Event is directed at researchers and university students, as well as stakeholders from industry and society in general.
  • The meeting is hosted by the Swedish Consortium for Artificial Photosynthesis (CAP)/Centrum för Artificiell Fotosyntes.

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 February 1, 2020