The Solar Fuels Institute (SOFI) is a global research consortium of universities, government labs, and industry leaders united around the goal of developing and commercializing a liquid solar fuel.
SOFI aims to fuel the planet using the ultimate energy source: the sun. By mimicking one of nature's most fundamental processes in photosynthesis, SOFI scientists and engineers work to convert the sun's energy into reliable and cost-effective clean fuels.
Using advanced collaborative tools, SOFI will reach beyond the capacity of any individual research laboratory or institution.
Central to the SOFI approach will be the creation and upkeep of a Knowledge Map, a clear graphical living framework for exploring and communicating vision and planning. The Knowledge Map will amplify the collective intelligence of the solar catalysis community, with SOFI acting as a voice for impacting energy policy and industry trends.