Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory scientists have uncovered an extraordinary self-improving property that transforms an ordinary semiconductor into a highly efficient and stable artificial photosynthesis device. Three years ago, scientists at the University of Michigan discovered an artificial photosynthesis device made of silicon and gallium nitride (Si/GaN) that harnesses sunlight into carbon-free hydrogen for fuel cells […]

University of Cambridge researchers have developed a standalone device that converts sunlight, carbon dioxide and water into a carbon-neutral fuel, without requiring any additional components or electricity. The device, developed by a team from the University of Cambridge, in collaboration with the team of Professor Kazunari Domen from the University of Tokyo, a co-author of […]

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory scientists have a new material design that puts the long-sought idea of using artificial photosynthesis to generate renewable fuel within reach. Scientist Heinz Frei has spent decades working toward building an artificial version of one of nature’s most elegant and effective machines: the leaf. Frei, and many other researchers around the […]

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign chemists have successfully produced fuels using water, carbon dioxide and visible light through artificial photosynthesis. By converting carbon dioxide into more complex molecules like propane, green energy technology is now one step closer to using excess carbon dioxide to store solar energy – in the form of chemical bonds – […]

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universit√§t M√ľnchen scientists have developed novel catalyst based on semiconductor nanoparticles that has been shown to facilitate all the reactions needed for water splitting ‘artificial photosynthesis’. A solar-powered water splitting system is a promising means of generating clean and short term storable fuel. Today there is a demand to develop efficient ways of obtaining and […]

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