Researchers develop new system to use solar power to produce clean fuels

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New system leverages the power of the sun to produce sustainable fuels Researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have developed a new system that can generate fuel using solar power. The new system represents reaching another milestone in efforts to use renewable energy to produce sustainable fuels. Researchers based their efforts on several previews endeavors, many of which involved mimicking photosynthesis in order to turn sunlight into electrical power. This electricity is then used to trigger chemical reactions. System can convert fuel precursors into ethanol and ethylene In the…

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Hydrogen fuel could become a prominent energy export in Australia

Energy developers show strong interest in using solar energy to produce hydrogen fuel Australian energy developers are looking to tap into the growing demand for renewable energy coming from large countries in north Asia by harnessing the power of solar fuels. These fuels, specifically hydrogen fuel, are generated through the use of solar energy, which Australia typically has an abundance of. If developers can be successful in this endeavor, solar fuels may become one of Australia’s largest and most profitable energy exports. Solar fuels may become a significant energy export…

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Researchers use organic materials to produce hydrogen fuel

Research team finds a new way to produce hydrogen Researchers from the Photovoltaic and Optoelectronic Devices Group at the Universitat Jaume I of Castellion in Spain have developed a new way to produce hydrogen fuel from sunlight. Such a process has been growing in prominence in the scientific community, where sunlight is showing great potential as a way to produce hydrogen in an efficient manner that is not reliant on the use of fossil-fuels, such as natural gas. Organic materials show some promise when it comes to hydrogen fuel production…

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New technology could make hydrogen fuel production simpler

Researchers develop new photocathode that can produce hydrogen from sunlight A team of researchers from the HZB Institute for Solar Fuels has developed a new photocathode that is capable of producing hydrogen fuel through the consumption of sunlight. Using solar energy to generate hydrogen has become an attractive topic in the science community. Hydrogen fuel is becoming one of the more prominent forms of clean energy, with fuel cells gaining ground as primary energy systems. Conventional hydrogen production is, however, expensive and somewhat inefficient and hazardous to the environment. Using…

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Renewable energy report highlights benefits of solar-generated hydrogen

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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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