Scientists Invent Technique to Create
If that headline seems to overstate the case – unlimited source – we are talking about the sun. More or less, it is an unlimited source. If the source runs out, there won’t be anyone around to argue the point in any case. So it is reasonable to call the sun an unlimited source. The scientific technique is what makes the source available for renewable energy.
University of Cambridge scientists have brought together two techniques to convert the energy of sunlight into storable biofuel. Using synthetic biology and artificial photosynthesis their process breaks water down into hydrogen and oxygen gases. This process is a major step in mass-producing photosynthesis cells that only use energy from the sun. Understanding the design of the elements in the process enables a controlled environment which can accelerate the process. Read more →