Argonne National Laboratory scientists have combined two membrane-bound protein complexes to perform a complete conversion of water molecules to hydrogen and oxygen. The team has found a chemical reaction pathway central to plant biology and have adapted it to form the backbone of a new process that converts water into hydrogen fuel using energy from […]

Chemists at Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg (JMU) have now got one step closer to artificial photosynthesis with a new structure of a ruthenium catalyst. Developing the necessary efficient catalysts and associated dyes is a focal area of research at the Chair of Professor Frank Würthner at the University of Würzburg’s Institute of Organic Chemistry. Two of Professor […]

Purdue University physicists are part of an international group using spinach to study the proteins involved in photosynthesis. Yulia Pushkar, a Purdue assistant professor of physics involved in the research said, “The proteins we study are part of the most efficient system ever built, capable of converting the energy from the sun into chemical energy […]

A group of researchers at Uppsala University, led by Senior Lecturer Fikret Mamedov and Professor Stenbjörn Styring, have now made a discovery on hydrogen production from green algae. The team’s study paper has just appeared in the early online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The new research fuels hope of […]

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory are working toward a better understanding of how a large complex of proteins, called Photosystem II, is able to split water molecules into oxygen, electrons and hydrogen ions (protons). Splitting the water for the hydrogen and […]