Public Lecture: “From Sunlight to Chemical Fuels: Towards a Clean Energy Future".

With a complex combination of semiconductors and catalysts, light can be used to produce the solar fuel hydrogen. © HZB

On 11 December 2018, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Berlin, together with the Technical University of Delft, invites you to the "Karel Luyben Lecture". Professor Dr. Roel van de Krol will give an insight into storing solar energy in solar fuels. Registration for the event is open until 4.12.

If we want to slow down global climate change, we will hardly be able to burn fossil fuels such as coal, oil or natural gas in the future. Solar energy, on the other hand, is climate-neutral and abundant. However, we need storage solutions for solar energy. With the help of complex material systems, solar energy can be converted into chemical energy and stored in the form of solar fuels, such as hydrogen or methane.

One of the most active research groups on solar fuels is working at Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin. Roel van de Krol heads the Institute for Solar Fuels there. In his lecture, the renowned expert will present the state of research and the challenges.

Where? Embassy of the Kingdome of the Netherlands, Klosterstraße 50, 10179 Berlin

When? Tuesday, 11.12.2018 at 19:00

Entrance is free. Please register before 4 December 2018 (see Link at the right)