University of Zurich researchers have developed a new type of nanoparticle for novel use in artificial photosynthesis by adding zinc sulfide on the surface of indium-based quantum dots. These quantum dots produce clean hydrogen fuel from water and sunlight – a sustainable source of energy. They introduce new eco-friendly and powerful materials to solar photocatalysis. […]

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) scientists have harnessed the power of photosynthesis to convert carbon dioxide into fuels and alcohols at efficiencies far greater than plants. The achievement marks a significant advance in the effort to move toward sustainable sources of fuel. Many systems have successfully reduced carbon dioxide to chemical and fuel precursors, such […]

Lancaster University physicists are developing methods of creating renewable fuel from water using quantum technology. Fundamental problems remain before this can be adopted commercially due to inefficiency, but a new study demonstrates that the novel use of nanostructures could increase the maximum photovoltage generated in a photoelectrochemical cell, increasing the productivity of splitting water molecules. […]

University at Buffalo scientists with little more than sunlight and plastic, added a third element, carbon-dipped paper, to create a highly efficient and inexpensive way to turn saltwater and contaminated water into potable water for personal use. The system could help address global drinking water shortages, especially in developing areas and regions affected by natural […]

Researchers at Stanford and the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have developed a tough new catalyst that carries out solar-powered water molecule splitting 100 times faster. This tough new catalyst works better as time goes on and stands up to acid. Because the new catalyst requires less of the rare and costly metal iridium, it could […]

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