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University of Glasgow - Photosynthesis research project wins $14.4m funding from US Department of Energy

A research project aimed at understanding and learning from the natural process of photosynthesis to advance the development of clean energy has received further funding from the US Department of Energy totaling $14.4m.

The Photosynthetic Antenna Research Centre (PARC), involving scientists at the University of Glasgow led by Professor Richard Cogdell, will receive $3.6m a year for four years.

PARC is hosted by Washington University at St Louis and aims to understand the basic scientific principles that govern solar energy collection by photosynthetic organisms.

Scientists want to use this knowledge to create more efficient biohybrid and bio-inspired systems to drive chemical processes or generate photocurrent.



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