“UK scientists to mimic plants to make zero-carbon fuel”

"File photo of a petrol station in central London July 28, 2009" Source: Reuters
“File photo of a petrol station in central London July 28, 2009” Source: Reuters

Reuters published this about scientists at Cambridge and Leeds Universities, who are working to mimic the photosynthesis process that plants use to capture sunlight in order to make “zero-carbon fuel”.  Here’s how:

“We will build a system for artificial photosynthesis by placing tiny solar panels on microbes,” said lead researcher Julea Butt at the University of East Anglia UEA.L.

“These will harness sunlight and drive the production of hydrogen, from which the technologies to release energy on demand are well-advanced.”

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