Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne chemical engineers have invented a solar-powered artificial leaf, built on a novel electrode which is transparent and porous. The artificial leaf is capable of harvesting water from the atmosphere for conversion into hydrogen fuel. The semiconductor-based technology is scalable and easy to prepare. The paper reporting the results has been […]

University of Waterloo scientists have created an ‘artificial leaf’ by inexpensively recycling and converting harmful carbon dioxide (CO2) into a useful alternative fuel. The new technology, outlined in a paper published in the journal Nature Energy, was inspired by the way plants use energy from sunlight to turn carbon dioxide into food. Yimin Wu, an […]

University of Cambridge researchers have developed an ‘artificial leaf’ that uses only sunlight, carbon dioxide and water to make syngas. Syngas is a widely-used gas that is currently produced from fossil fuels that could eventually be used to develop a sustainable liquid fuel alternative to gasoline. The carbon-neutral device sets a new benchmark in the […]

Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) of Korea researchers have has introduced a new artificial leaf that generates hydrogen, using the power of the Sun to mimic underwater photosynthesis. The engineering offers a new artificial leaf that can convert sunlight into fuel with groundbreaking efficiency. This is a new take, looking at the […]

Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Illinois at Chicago researchers have found a way to convert carbon dioxide into a usable energy source using sunlight. In a spectacular PR coup the Argonne lab managed to get major media attention, and the University of Illinois press lease even made Google news, but we’ll have a […]

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