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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

SOFI Knowledge Map Update – January 2016

You may be wondering what is going on with the SOFI Knowledge Map, since we last posted about it in September 2015. We are almost to Launch Day!   We know researchers in the field of solar fuels have several options when they search for relevant research materials. While...

The Carbon Economy – Lux Research Webinar

November 10th, 2015 Lux Research hosted the webinar: “The New Carbon Economy: Evolution of Carbon Dioxide Emissions Reduction”. If you didn’t get a chance to listen to Yuan-Sheng (Ur) Yu in real time, we highly recommend taking 30 mins to watch the webinar. You can find it here: http://web.luxresearchinc.com/download-webinar-alternative-fuels-11_10_15-0...

“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