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Sustainable Fuels & Products

About Sustainable Fuels & Products

Sustainable Fuels and Products is a coordinated, interdisciplinary network of researchers within ASU LightWorks that addresses high impact opportunities to enable and advance the production of sustainable fuels and products to meet society’s grand energy challenges. LightWorks coordinates and develops strategic collaborations between our researchers and new potential partners.

Sustainable Fuels and Products addresses thematic areas of research including algae and cyanobacteria, carbon dioxide capture, artificial photosynthesis, life cycle and techno-economic assessment, photosynthetic factories and microorganisms and solar thermochemical fuels.

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Sustainable Fuels and Products Themes and Projects

Sustainable Fuels and Products is conducting ongoing research into the following areas within artificial photosynthesis: Artificial Reaction Centers; Artificial Antenna Systems; Molecular Movies of Photosynthesis; Hydrogen Catalysts; Artificial Enzymes; and Conducting Metal Oxides.

Area leaders

Ellen Stechel
Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
Deputy Director, LightWorks®
Managing Director, LightSpeed Solutions
Professor of Practice, School of Molecular Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Bruce Rittmann
Distinguished Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
Regents' Professor, School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
Director, Swette Center for Environmental Biotechnology, Biodesign Institute