Erasmus Intensive Programme
in energy conversion chemistry
from 7 to 18 of July, 2014

Chemistry Department
University of Crete

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World demand for energy is projected to more than double by 2050 and to more than triple by the end of the century. Incremental improvements in existing energy networks will not be adequate to supply this demand in a sustainable way. Finding sufficient supplies of clean energy for the future is one of society’s most daunting challenges.

One route to harvesting the energy of the sun involves learning to mimic natural photosynthesis. Here, sunlight falls on a porphyrin, one member of a family of molecules that includes the chlorophylls, which play a central role in capturing light and using its energy for photosynthesis in green plants.

Efficient light-harvesting of the solar spectrum by porphyrins and related molecules can be used to power synthetic molecular assemblies and solid- state devices — applying the principles of photosynthesis to the produc- tion of hydrogen, methane, ethanol, and methanol from sunlight, water, and atmospheric carbon dioxide.

from the Report on the Basic Energy Sciences Workshop on
Solar Energy Utilization 2005


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Financial support from the program  LLP/ERASMUS-ΙΚΥ




List of Participants 2014 :
Foreign Students
, Greek Students, Program

List of Participants 2013 :
Foreign Students
, Greek Students, Program


LLP Erasmus
ntensive Programme


Hellenic National Agency, I.K.Y.

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University of Crete, Chemistry Department