The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced $100 million in funding over five years for two new awards focused on advancing artificial photosynthesis for the production of fuels from sunlight. The Liquid Sunlight Alliance (LiSA) , led by the California Institute of Technology in close partnership with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, is pursuing an approach called “co-design,” which is an effort to make the many complex steps in converting sunlight to fuels work more efficiently both individually and in concert with each other. The team, under the direction of Harry Atwater of Caltech, will combine computationally driven theory work with real-time observations using ultrafast X-rays and other advanced imaging techniques. DOE is awarding LiSA approximately $60 million. The Center for Hybrid Approaches in Solar Energy to Liquid Fuels (CHASE) , led by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, seeks to develop hybrid photoelectrodes for fuel production that […]