Researchers use solar energy to produce hydrogen fuel

New device can collect solar power to generate hydrogen fuel Researchers from Australia’s Monash University have found a way to make artificial photosynthesis practical. The research team claims to have developed a device that can use sunlight to produce hydrogen fuel with unprecedented efficiency. The device could unlock a more promising future for fuel cell vehicles, which are becoming more popular among consumers, but have yet see a widespread commercial release. Using sunlight to produce hydrogen is typically considered one of the most environmentally friendly ways to produce the fuel.…

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Obama Administration provides more funding to renewable energy

$75 million in funding being made available to support artificial photosynthesis The Obama Administration has announced $75 million in funding  for the pursuit of artificial photosynthesis. Mimicking photosynthesis has become a popular topic in the science community, especially when it comes to energy. As renewable energy becomes a more important priority for the United States, finding ways to efficiently harvest power from the sun and use this energy for various purposes is gaining more support. JCAP will be using funding to pursue advances in artificial photosynthesis The funding will be…

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Hydrogen fuel production may soon be much less expensive

HyperSolar makes significnant technological breakthrough concerning hydrogen and gas separation HyperSolar, a developer of hybrid technology that uses sunlight to generate hydrogen, has announced that it has reached a significant technological milestone. The company has been making strides in the efficient production of hydrogen fuel, leveraging the power of the sun to accomplish this process. Hydrogen production is becoming an issue that requires serious attention and conventional production methods may no longer be viable if hydrogen is meant to serve as a suitable alternative for fossil-fuels. Current hydrogen production methods…

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ANU researchers use new protein to generate hydrogen fuel

Researchers from the Australian National University have made a breakthrough in replicating photosynthesis A team of researchers from the Australian National University (ANU) have made a breakthrough in replicating photosynthesis. The team has been exploring ways to replicate the various steps of this natural process, hoping to leverage photosynthesis to generate hydrogen fuel. With hydrogen becoming more popular as a primary form of energy, finding ways to efficiently produce this fuel has become more important. Researchers around the world have been focusing on artificial photosynthesis to unlock an effect way…

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Researchers make a breakthrough in solar energy

Research team makes advances in artificial photosynthesis A team of researchers from Ruhr-Universitat Bochum have made a breakthrough in artificial photosynthesis. Over the past year, the research team has been working to create a bio-based solar cell, which would make use of organic materials to produce electrical power from sunlight. Researchers succeeded in their endeavor and have been working on ways to improve the energy properties of their artificial leaf. Currently, this biologic solar cell can only produce nanowatts of electricity. Researchers put protein complex to work to promote photoelectric…

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Study highlights the potential of using solar power to generate hydrogen fuel

Solar energy and hydrogen are becoming more closely mingled A new study from the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis aims to shed some light on the issue of photoelectrochemical hydrogen production. This process involves the use of solar energy to produce hydrogen, which can be used by fuel cells to generate electrical power. Current hydrogen production methods are energy intensive, consuming a significant amount of fossil-fuels that produce harmful emissions. By using solar power, the hydrogen production process can be make more environmentally friendly and efficient. The problem is, however,…

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Researchers in New Jersey make a clean technology breakthrough

Clean technology project taps into the power of photosynthesis Researchers from Princeton University have been working with Liquid Light, a technology startup based in New Jersey, and have made a major breakthrough in fuel cell technology. Through a collaborative effort, the research team has been able to transform a combination of water and carbon dioxide into formic acid using a fuel cell powered by solar energy. The solar power used for this project was provided by Public Service Electric and Gas of New Jersey. Solar powered fuel cell is able…

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Artificial leaf harnesses solar energy to produce hydrogen fuel

Researchers work to develop a new artificial leaf that is cost effective and efficient Researchers from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory are working to develop a new artificial leaf that may be able to convert solar power into fuel with a high energy density. Artificial leaves have become quite popular in the scientific community as they provide a way to effectively mimic the process of photosynthesis. Mimicking this natural process is often cited as a major scientific breakthrough and a stepping stone toward a future where renewable energy is more…

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Artificial leaf breakthrough could lead to efficient hydrogen fuel production

Researchers find a way to improve their artificial leaf Researchers from the Arizona State University and the Argonne National Laboratory have made a major breakthrough in artificial photosynthesis. The breakthrough may have enabled researchers to overcome serious limitations in their initial design of a functioning artificial leaf. This leaf has been heralded as a major accomplishment throughout the science world. It is able to harness the power of sunlight and generate hydrogen in an efficient manner that is comparable to the natural photosynthesis process. Artificial photosynthesis could be an ideal…

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Report highlights the opportunities found in renewable energy

World begins moving toward renewable energy The world has found itself in a tricky situation concerning energy. Global population is on the rise, leading to a higher demand for electrical power. At the same time, countries around the world are working to reduce their reliance on fossil-fuels, which have been their primary energy source for centuries. As countries move away from fossil-fuels, they are beginning to embrace renewable energy. A new report published by Amadee & Company suggests that there may be immense economic opportunities in the renewable energy market…

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Research team aims to blend hydrogen fuel with carbon dioxide

Researchers come together to replicate photosynthesis Researchers from the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis at the California Institute of Technology may have found a way to produce synthetic gasoline using sunshine and water. The researchers are backed by $122 million in funds from the Department of Energy and the team is comprised of more than 120 scientists from around the country. This team is responsible for finding ways to mimic photosynthesis and produce fuels through the use of renewable resources, such as sunlight. Researchers aim to harness the power of…

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HyperSolar makes breakthrough with hydrogen fuel production technology

Hydrogen fuel production technology reaches new milestone HyperSolar, a developer of hydrogen fuel production systems that make use of solar energy, has reached a major milestone in its endeavors to generate renewable hydrogen through the use of sunlight and any water source. The company has announced that its artificial photosynthesis technology has reached the 1 volt open circuit milestone, a significant increase from the technology’s 0.2 volt capabilities of only 8 months ago. HyperSolar believes that it will soon be possible to use solar energy to produce hydrogen fuel in…

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Researchers come together to harness the power of solar energy and replicate photosynthesis

Artificial photosynthesis could bring a new dynamic to solar energy Mimicking photosynthesis has been a major goal for the science community for several years. Research teams around the world have been able to replicate this natural process in a variety of ways, with some finding more success than others. A research team from the California Institute of Technology in the U.S. has come together to develop a way to harness the power of solar energy in order to produce energy dense fuels that are also environmentally friendly. Team works to…

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Artificial leaf could make hydrogen fuel more attractive

Artificial Leaf Hydrogen Fuel

Hydrogen fuel may gain momentum through artificial photosynthesis In the past, mimicking photosynthesis has been considered a major feat that some had considered a scientific impossibility. Over the past two years, however, artificial photosynthesis has been proven to be a possibility again and again. Artificial leafs, the engines through which artificial photosynthesis is made possible, are often showcased as a marvel of science, but are relatively simple in nature. Most of these devices are comprised of silicon and are placed in water and exposed to sunlight in order to produce…

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Renewable energy report highlights benefits of solar-generated hydrogen

Solar System - Renewable Energy

Report points to promises in renewable energy sector Amadee + Company, a leading market research firm, has released a new report entitled “Solar Fuels, Artificial Photosynthesis, Hydrogen, Fuel Cells and the Future of Clean Energy: Technologies, Markets, Competitors and Opportunities – 2013-2023 Analysis and Forecasts.” The report is meant to highlight the growth potential of several forms of renewable energy. The report suggests that the sun offers more energy in a single hour than is currently used by the entirety of civilization, which makes the sun a powerful tool in…

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Artificial photosynthesis makes progress in the UK

artificial photosynthesis University of East Anglia

Researchers set sights on artificial photosynthesis Artificial photosynthesis has been a topic of extreme interest within the field of science for several years. It is often considered one of the “holy grails” of various scientific focuses, and could have serious implications concerning the way the world uses energy. Artificial photosynthesis has particularly strong prospects in the realm of hydrogen fuel, as this process can effectively be used to efficiently produce hydrogen gas in high quantities. Recently, scientists with the United Kingdom’s University of East Anglia have been working on this…

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