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Congratulations Anabelle!

Well done Annabelle, Wei and Chenxi, Ab, Yuchan and Ziqi on your front cover graphic illustration of your paper entitled Tailoring CO2 Reduction with Doped Silicon Nanocrystals published in The article can be read on the Advanced Sustainable Systems, 2017, … Continue reading

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Solar fuel breakthroughs showcased in new art exhibit in Vienna

Austria’s Museum of Applied Arts in Vienna opening in December will showcase a diorama of Prof. Ozin’s vision of a closed carbon cycle. More can be read on the University of Toronto website (I, II).

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Opalux and DeLaRue Announce Partnership

Andre Arsenault, Hernan Miguez, Ian Manners and Geoffrey Ozin co-invented photonic color technology, in the Chemistry Department, University of Toronto. In 2006, together they co-founded Opalux in order to develop the technology for a range of new and exciting applications. … Continue reading

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Tailoring CO2 Reduction with Doped Silicon Nanocrystals

Congratulations Annabelle, Wei and Chenxi as well as Ab, Yuchan and Ziqi on your Advanced Sustainable Systems paper entitled Tailoring CO2 Reduction with Doped Silicon Nanocrystals!! In this work, silicon nanocrystals doped with varying combinations of phosphorous and boron were … Continue reading

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Increasing the Supply of Renewable Electricity Creates Potential Energy Storage Applications for Synthetic Fuels

With the push towards renewable power generation and electrification, energy storage will likely require improvements to facilitate the increased electricity generation. In this op-ed, Prof. Ozin describes the potential for CO2 derived hydrocarbons as one of several energy storage techniques … Continue reading

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Battery Power: Electricity and Chemicals from CO2

Different CO2 utilization technologies are currently of interest as it is unlikely for just one technology to be the solution for climate change, but rather the combination of many sustainable technologies. In this op-ed, Geoff introduces the concept of Li-CO2 … Continue reading

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Vision of a Sustainable Future

In order to minimize the effects of climate change, net greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions must be reduced to zero. In this op-ed, Geoff details how GHG-emitting technologies are being displaced by more environmentally friendly technologies, but also touches on some … Continue reading

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One-Pot Solar Fuels

In the inaugural issue of Joule, Geoff provided a commentary on Prof. Steinfeld’s work on CO2 reduction. Their current photo-thermal reactor design implementing a CeO2 catalyst is described with insight into the chemistry of how the originally multistep process has … Continue reading

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A Case for CO2-Sourced Sustainable Synthetic Fuels

In this op-ed, Geoff makes a case for CO2 sourced synthetic fuels despite the growing electrification trend in transportation. Key points in the production-use-end life cycle of each path is highlighted for considering whether the production and use of CO2 … Continue reading

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50 Years of Materials Research and Still Searching

In celebration of Geoff’s 74th birthday, a vignette of his past 50 years of scientific contributions is featured. Geoff’s work on nanochemistry began with with the controlled nucleation and growth of ‘naked’ metal atoms in cryogenic conditions and has since … Continue reading

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