University of Cambridge researchers have developed a solar-powered technology that converts carbon dioxide and water into liquid fuels that can be added directly to a car’s engine as drop-in fuel. The researchers report on the new technology in Nature Energy. The researchers harnessed the power of photosynthesis to convert CO2, water and sunlight into multicarbon […]

California Institute of Technology scientists inspired by a chemical process found in leaves have developed an electrically conductive film that could help pave the way for devices capable of harnessing sunlight to split water into hydrogen fuel. Nate Lewis, the George L. Argyros Professor and professor of chemistry at Caltech explains the high point, “We […]

Dr. Orlin Velev, Invista Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at North Carolina State University has shown that water-gel-based solar devices – “artificial leaves” – can act like photovoltaic solar cells to produce electricity. The findings prove the concept for making solar cells that more closely mimic nature. They also have the potential to be […]