This schematic image of Chang’s artificial photosynthesis systems shows its four general components: (1) harvesting solar energy, (2) generating reducing equivalents, (3) reducing CO2 to biosynthetic intermediates and (4) producing value-added chemicals.
Image credit goes to: Berkeley Lab
Imagine creating artificial plants that make gasoline and natural gas using only sunlight. And imagine using those fuels to heat our homes or run our cars without adding any greenhouse gases to the atmosphere. By combining nanoscience and biology, researchers led by scientists at University of California, Berkeley, have taken a big step in that direction.
What happens in the lab doesn't have to stay in the lab!
September 8, 2015 | Categories: Engineering, Environment | Tags: biomedical engineering, energy sources, environmental health, fossil fuels, global warming, nanotechnology, peer reviewed, science, semiconductors | Leave a comment