Scientists discover new soar energy hydrogen production method

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Researchers turn sunlight into fuel using semi-artificial photosynthesis. An international team of scientists have discovered a new solar energy hydrogen production method. More specifically, the researchers from the University of Cambridge and the Ruhr University Bochum, have outlined a proof-of-principle method to split water molecules into hydrogen and oxygen using sunlight. Their findings were published in the journal Nature Energy. The new research is considered a “milestone” in the field of semi-artificial photosynthesis. The newly discovered solar energy hydrogen production technique is inspired by the process of photosynthesis in plants.…

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The Hydrogen-Fuel cell will revolutionize the economy of the world

PEMFC as an optimal solution for the future energy economy Polymer electrolyte membrane or proton exchange membrane fuel cell (PEMFC), where chemical energy is directly converted to electrical energy, provides a highly efficient alternative to a standard internal combustion engine. High power density, clean emissions (water), low temperature operation, rapid start-up and shutdown, and ability to use fuels from renewable sources are several reason why fuel cells such as PEMFC have attracted attention for large market applications, such as transportation. With these unique features, PEMFC will revolutionize the future energy…

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Nanonet could unlock the future of alternative energy

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Scientists work to mimic photosynthesis Being able to harness the power of the sun has long been an attractive concept for scientists around the world. The concept birthed the creation of solar panels, which are capable of harvesting sunlight and converting it into electricity. Solar panels have managed to sate the interest of the science community for a time, but many are beginning to look for new ways to generate electricity through the harvesting of sunlight. For decades, scientists have been enamored by the process of photosynthesis and have labored…

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Inaugural conference draws together leaders in artificial photosynthesis to determine the future of solar technology

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Photosynthesis is a natural phenomenon that has boggled the mind of scientists for decades. Successfully replicating this process is often likened to the discovery of the fabled Holy Grail. Indeed, the secrets of photosynthesis could unlock a new future for alternative energy and change the way such energy is generated. This month, experts in artificial photosynthesis from all over the world are gathering at Lord Howe Island in Australia to discuss the future of research and how it can be used to change the world of energy. Thomas Fuance, Associate…

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Researchers struggle with new ways to produce hydrogen fuel cell

Researchers at Penn. State University may have found a more efficient way to producing hydrogen by mimicking plants. Using biomimicry, Thomas Mallouk, of Penn State’s department of chemistry, is trying to replicate photosynthesis as a means to generate hydrogen. Mallouk calls the process the “hardest way” to make fuel and has struggled with getting an efficiency rating above 0.3% with this method in the past. During his recent meeting with the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Mallouk announced that using a new model for photosynthesis, he would be…

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