The 24th Erasmus Darwin Memorial Lecture – PROJECT SUNSHINE: How science can use the sun to fuel and feed the world

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Meeting Details
Speaker: Professor Anthony J Ryan OBE View Flyer
Biography: The University of Sheffield
Date: 19/11/2013
Time: 19:30
Venue: Main Theatre
Description: Project Sunshine tells the story of how scientists are working to reconnect us to the 'solar economy', harnessing the power of the sun to provide sustainable food and energy for a global population of 9 billion people: an achievement that would end our dependence on 'fossilised sunshine' in the form of coal, oil and gas and remake our connection with the soil that grows our food. It is an astonishing fact that capturing all the energy in just one hour's worth of sunlight would enable us to meet the planet's food and energy needs for an entire year.