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Solar Breakthrough Aimed at Artificial Photosynthesis

solar conversion of water to hydrogen and oxygen

solar conversion of water to hydrogen and oxygen

Scientists at MIT are working on creating a human made version of Photosynthesis. This will allow for us to generate more electricity from the sun than we currently can. At this time, their hope is to use the electricity to split water molecules into two parts hydrogen and one part oxygen.

They intend to use the separated gasses like a battery, combining them later and using the resulting electricity hydrogen as needed. The electricity could be used in the home or in a plug in automobile.

Article in Technology Review: Link

Printable version of the article: Link

MIT News Article: Link

Video: Link

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August 3, 2008 - Posted by | innovation | , , , , , , , ,

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