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Oxford Science Café: Artificial Photosynthesis!

Invitation: Science is fun at the Oxford Science Café! Join us for an exciting presentation by Dr. Jonah Jurss (University of Mississippi)

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Feb. 21, 2023
Heartbreak Coffee, 265 North Lamar Blvd, Oxford, MS
Open to the public

Dr. Jonah Jurss, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Mississippi, will present: "Artificial Photosynthesis: Recycling CO2 into Renewable Fuels."

Economic growth and an increasing global population continue to drive worldwide energy consumption to new heights. Roughly 85% of this energy is derived from burning fossil fuels that generate greenhouse gases, predominantly carbon dioxide, that contribute to climate change and other environmental concerns. In this context, artificial photosynthesis, that is, the light-driven conversion of carbon dioxide (CO2) and water (H2O) into renewable fuels and commodity chemicals is an attractive strategy to address these issues. By recycling CO2 back into useful chemicals, net carbon emissions could be reduced and an underutilized resource can be tapped into. An overview of this process and the challenges that must be overcome to achieving large-scale artificial photosynthesis will be discussed.

When: Tuesday, February 21, 2022, 6:00pm - 7:00pm.

Where: Heartbreak Coffee, 265 North Lamar Boulevard Suite G, Oxford, Mississippi 38655

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Cost: Free!

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Sponsored by: Department of Physics and Astronomy, Provost/VC for Academic Affairs, UMWiP