Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Green energy initiatives are striving to replace fossil fuels with renewable resources like hydrogen and photosynthesis. The U.S. Energy Department (DoE) is funding university research on near-term applications for hydrogen power in order to demonstrate its feasibility while drumming up public support for the technology. Meanwhile, medium-term applications for commercial fuel cell technology are still gearing up. For the long-term, the European Science Foundation (ESF) is developing artificial photosynthesis technologies to harness solar energy to produce cheap fuels, including hydrogen, alcohol and even the hydrocarbons from natural gas and oil.
Posted by R. Colin Johnson at 7:39 AM