Microdroplets, macro results: Beckman researchers pursue Energy Earthshots

Lisa Olshansky, Paul Kenis, Joaquín Rodríguez-López, Charles Schroeder, Qian Chen
Members of the DROPLETS team. Top row, from left: Lisa Olshansky, Paul Kenis, and Joaquín Rodríguez-López. Seated row, from left: Charles Schroeder and Qian Chen.

Researchers at the Beckman Institute will conduct electrochemical reactions in microdroplets to produce clean hydrogen, sequester carbon dioxide, and store renewable energies like wind and solar inexpensively and sustainably. Their project, called DROPLETS, received $4.5 million from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science through its Energy Earthshots Initiative.

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