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Stanford scientists and an international research group receive funding to advance solar cells, batteries, renewable fuels and bioenergy.
The Global Climate and Energy Project (GCEP) at Stanford University has awarded $10.5 million for seven research projects designed to advance a broad range of renewable energy technologies. The funding will be shared by six Stanford research teams and an international group from the United States and Europe.
"The seven projects funded by GCEP could spark discoveries that lead to dramatic improvements in energy storage, solar cells and renewable biofuels," said GCEP Director Sally Benson, a professor of energy resources engineering at Stanford. "I'm delighted to add that many of the scientists who received funding for these innovative projects will be featured speakers at our 2014 GCEP Research Symposium in October."
Mark Shwartz - Precourt Institute for Energy
The seven awards bring the total number of GCEP-supported research programs to 117 since the project's launch in 2002. In total, GCEP has awarded approximately $161 million to researchers at Stanford and 40 other institutions worldwide.
"These awards demonstrate GCEP's continued commitment to advancing cutting- edge research in energy," said GCEP management committee member Steven Freilich, director of materials science at DuPont Central Research & Development. "As a science company, DuPont believes that collaboration enhances our power to innovate. Programs like GCEP help build the great working relationships between scientists and engineers at universities, companies and government institutions that are required to develop innovative solutions for people everywhere."
The following Stanford faculty members received funding for advanced research on photovoltaics, battery technologies and new catalysts for sustainable fuels:
A team of scientists from the United States, Belgium and Scotland also received support for research that could lead to the large-scale conversion of cellulosic plants to biofuels:
GCEP is an industry partnership that supports innovative research on energy technologies that address the challenge of global climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Based at Stanford, the project includes five corporate sponsors — ExxonMobil, GE, Schlumberger, DuPont and Bank of America.
Registration is required for the GCEP Research Symposium, "Moving the Clean Energy Agenda Forward," on Oct. 14-15, at Stanford's Arrillaga Alumni Center.
Mark Shwartz writes about energy technology at the Precourt Institute for Energy at Stanford University.This article was originally published in the Stanford Report.
October 8, 2014
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