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make a carbon neutral fuel from

sunlight, water and air.

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The SOFI team dreams big. We believe the development of a carbon neutral solar fuel is the greatest energy opportunity of our lifetime. Using just sunlight, carbon dioxide, and water, we can create a clean liquid fuel that could someday power our cars, airplanes, and homes without contributing to climate change. But it won’t happen without a commitment to supporting research and collaboration. Our members include academic pioneers and industry leaders who are dedicated to working together, with us, to shape a new energy landscape. 

“I want Americans to win the race for the kinds of discoveries that unleash new jobs: converting sunlight into liquid fuel – President Obama, State of the Union

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From the Blog

Moving from test tubes to pilot projects

Did you catch Dick Co’s quote in the recent New York Times piece “Researchers Aim to Put Carbon Dioxide Back to Work”? “…how do we go from milligrams to megatons? How do we make a dent in our energy portfolio when people are working in test tubes today?” At...

Perovskites – a quick look

Research on perovskites has been ongoing since the 1930s. And as with all aspects of science, the initial work laid the foundation for the monumental advances we are seeing today. The field of perovskite structured materials has seen a bit of revival over the past decade with the incorporation...

“Because SOFI is scouting the industry for promising technologies instead of pitching its own wares, it represents an ideal partnership target.”

Lux Research “Alternative Fuels Journal” 9-2013