Systems Will Turn Air, Water into Transport Fuel
Mimicking a natural process perfected over billions of years to capture solar energy, researchers at Cambridge Univ. are creating artificial photosynthetic systems that will turn air and water into transport fuel.
In a matter of decades, homeowners might have their own power plants that use sunshine not only to power their homes but also to synthesize gas for their cars. This is the vision of chemist Erwin Reisner, who is working towards developing the process that could make this future energy scenario possible, and could also be scaled up to provide industrial levels of fuel production.
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