New funding supports milestone initiative to advance artificial photosynthesis for the production of fuels from sunlight

Penn’s Vagelos Institute for Energy Science and Technology is a partner in a $40 million award from the Department of Energy focused on the production of fuels from sunlight. The Center for Hybrid Approaches in Solar Energy to Liquid Fuels (CHASE), led by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, aims to fill gaps in existing knowledge to allow for development of practical artificial photosynthetic systems. Read the entire article at Penn Today, and for more information on the Fuels from Sunlight Energy Innovation Hub program visit the DOE Energy Innovation Hubs website.

Vagelos Institute and Penn Chemistry receive $347K from National Science Foundatation Major Research Instrumentation Program

The University of Pennsylvania is the recipient of a National Science Foundation Major Instrumentation award for acquisition of a 400 MHz Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Spectrometer with cost share funding provided by the Vagelos Institute. NMR is one of the most powerful tools available for the elucidation of the structure of molecules, and the new instrument will be used at the forefront of the chemical and energy sciences to advance innovative projects throughout the Penn campus. The instrument will be installed in the Penn Chemistry NMR Facility in early 2019.

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