Nanoenergy network to connect Castellón with Latin America

The Jaume I University (Castellón) has announced that it "will lead the Nanoscale Materials and Devices for Energy Conversion and Storage Project": a three-year initiative that aims to "promote cooperation between Latin American countries, conducting basic and applied research in various areas of nanotechnology such as PV, batteries, LEDs and systems for obtaining fuel from sunlight".

The project, which will be coordinated by Juan Bisquert, Director of the Photovoltaic and Optoelectronic Devices Group at the Jaume I University in Castellón and Eva M. Barea, a researcher in this group, plans to launch the so-called Nanoenergy Network (nanoenergia.uji.es) of the Ibero-American Development Programme for Science and Technology (Cyted). This network will initially consist of thirteen groups from seven countries (Spain, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico and Uruguay).

According to the Jaume I University, there is now "an urgent need to study and develop high-efficiency, low-cost photovoltaic solar cells, and storage systems and optoelectric devices that allow the generation, rational use and saving of energy". Meanwhile, the university added in its statement that Latin America now boasts “high-quality research groups looking at the development and study of new materials for the production of these new generation devices".

The Castellón-based university reveals that as part of the Cyted programme, the Nanoenergy Network will enable basic and industrial research into the use of clean energy nanotechnology to be coordinated and promoted, to boost its development in Latin America. The first joint activity will take place between 3 and 6 April in Natal (Brazil) to celebrate the International Nanoenergy11 Congress (Nanoscale Materials and Devices for Energy Conversion, Storage and Biosensors).

The Ibero-American Development Programme for Science and Technology (Cyted) is defined as an intergovernmental multilateral science and technology cooperation programme, which aims to combine different perspectives and visions to promote cooperation in research and innovation for the development of the Latin America region by setting up mechanisms for cooperation between research groups of universities, R&D centres and innovative companies in Latin American countries.

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International Conference “Nanoscale Materials and Devices for Energy Conversion, Storage and Biosensors


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