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Researchers Develop Novel Method To Observe Mysterious Photosynthesis Process

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In the pursuit of a renewable energy source, scientists have been trying to understand the exact mechanism behind photosynthesis, and now a large team of scientists has successfully captured...

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2014-03-05 23:24:15

Solar Hydrogen Trends, Inc. develops innovative breakthrough technology with the world’s first hydrogen reactor for production of unlimited hydrogen; reactor uses water as main fuel and is 100% carbon free! “Endless fuel from water…” Menlo Park, CA (PRWEB) March 05, 2014 March 5, 2014 – Menlo Park based technology firm Solar Hydrogen Trends, Inc. (http://www.solarhydrogentrends.com) today announced that it has revolutionized the world of energy production with their invention...

Hydrogen Fuel Production Boost
2014-02-24 09:34:50

Chris Barncard, University of Wisconsin-Madison MADISON, Wis. — Generating electricity is not the only way to turn sunlight into energy we can use on demand. The sun can also drive reactions to create chemical fuels, such as hydrogen that can in turn power cars, trucks and trains. The trouble with solar fuel production is the cost of producing the sun-capturing semiconductors and the catalysts to generate fuel. The most efficient materials are far too expensive to produce fuel at a...

2014-01-08 17:43:05

Solar energy appears to be the only form of renewable that can be exploited at level that matches the world's growing needs. However, it is equally necessary to find efficient ways to store solar energy in order to ensure a consistent energy supply when sunlight is scarce. One of the most efficient ways to achieve this is to use solar energy to split water into hydrogen and oxygen, and get the energy back by consuming hydrogen in a fuel cell. But collecting solar energy on a large and...

Copper Nanowires Offer Efficient, Inexpensive Approach To Solar Energy Harvesting
2013-11-22 11:06:49

Duke University Copper adorns the Statue of Liberty, makes sturdy, affordable wiring, and helps our bodies absorb iron. Now, researchers at Duke University would like to use copper to transform sunlight and water into a chemical fuel. Converting solar energy into storable fuel remains one of the greatest challenges of modern chemistry. One of the ways chemists have tried to capture the power of the sun is through water splitting, in which the atoms of H2O are broken apart so the...

2013-04-24 23:00:05

Researchers at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology have successfully split water molecules during multiple thermochemical cycles at low temperatures and seek to create sustainable hydrogen energy with their process at still lower temperatures. Rapid City, SD (PRWEB) April 24, 2013 South Dakota School of Mines & Technology researchers have successfully split water molecules during multiple thermochemical cycles at low temperatures, sparking hope that sustainable hydrogen...

New Insights Could Lead To Better Catalysts For Water Splitting
2013-03-29 10:47:24

California Institute of Technology Chemists at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory believe they can now explain one of the remaining mysteries of photosynthesis, the chemical process by which plants convert sunlight into usable energy and generate the oxygen that we breathe. The finding suggests a new way of approaching the design of catalysts that drive the water-splitting reactions of artificial photosynthesis. "If we want to...

Researchers Watch Photosynthesis Catalyst In Action
2013-02-15 16:11:08

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers at Stanford University and the Department of Energy's (DOE) SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory used an X-ray laser to get a glimpse of photosynthesis in action. Using the laser, they were able to look at the structure and chemical behavior of a natural catalyst involved in photosynthesis. "This method opens up the way to study changes going on in the catalytic cycle of the water oxidation in nature," Junko Yano, a chemist...

2012-10-31 11:18:16

Hydrogen production by solar water splitting in photoelectrochemical cells (PEC) has long been considered the holy grail of sustainable energy research. Iron oxide is a promising electrode material. An international team of researchers led by Empa, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, have now gained in-depth insights into the electronic structure of an iron oxide electrode — while it was in operation. This opens up new possibilities for an affordable...

2011-12-19 14:26:12

Algal protein gives boost to electrochemical water splitting Water splitting in photo-electrochemical cells to yield hydrogen is a promising way to sustainable fuels. A team of Swiss and US scientists now made major progress in developing highly efficient electrodes — made of an algal protein, thus mimicking a central step in natural photosynthesis. Photosynthesis is considered the «Holy Grail» in the field of sustainable energy generation because it directly converts...


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