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New catalyst upgrades greenhouse gas into renewable hydrocarbons

Research team led by Ted Sargent designs most efficient and stable process for converting carbon dioxide into a key chemical...

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CIFAR-led team advances to finals of Carbon XPrize

A multidisciplinary group, led by CIFAR Bio-inspired Solar Energy Program Co-Director Ted Sargent, is among the finalists for the Carbon...

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The Globe and Mail: Canada 150 research chairs draw scientists fleeing Trump, guns and Brexit

“The day after Donald Trump won the U.S. presidential election, Alan Aspuru-Guzik, a prominent professor of chemistry at Harvard University,...

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CIFAR congratulates Canada 150 Research Chair joining U of T

CIFAR congratulates CIFAR Senior Fellow Alán Aspuru-Guzik, who is joining the University of Toronto as one of the Canada 150...

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Photosynthesis uses vibrations as ‘traffic signals’

Researchers have discovered a new role for protein vibrations in controlling the transformation of sunshine into useful energy. The study...

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Synthetic circuit mimics photosynthesis light-harvesting efficiency

Researchers at Harvard, MIT and Arizona State University have designed a new synthetic structure that can harvest light energy in...

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Mission Innovation Holds Deep-Dive Expert Workshop

Top scientists identify priority research opportunities in energy materials innovation Last week, Mission Innovation’s (MI’s) Clean Energy Materials Innovation Challenge held an international experts’...