Background of Establishment
In order to solve the climate
change, competition for technology such as identifying scientific reasons
of climate change and development of greenhouse gas reduction technology
has been intensifying all over the world.
As new renewable energy and eco-friendly technology are being magnified
as core technology due to reinforcement of trade restriction as well as
environmental factors, existing industrial structure is being reformed.
Developed countries invest aggressively in convergence technology and
compete against each other to secure innovative technology to cope with
Korea Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (KCAP) was established to build
up the foundation for implementation and commercialization of artificial
photosynthesis which is new innovative technology to cope with climate
change, supported by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology
(National Research Foundation of Korea).
■ Objective of Establishment
KCAP aims to secure a wide
range of fundamental knowledge, necessary materials and device fabrication
for implementation of artificial photosynthesis i.e. generating liquid
fuel and oxygen from water and carbon dioxide using solar energy through
collaborative research with SERC, LBNL.
■ Center Operation System
KCAP is a 'centralized research
center', where participating students and postdoctoral researchers under
participating professors carry out research in the same building. This
system will enable students whose research areas are same, similar or
contiguous to each other to increase efficiency and achieve considerable
results in their research through providing high accessibility between