Monday, April 12, 2010
Unique new technique mimics photosynthesis to extract fuel from water. Look for the hydrogen economy to challenge electric car proliferation in 2010. R.C.J.
The hydrogen economy was supposed to use solar power to transform water into hydrogen fuel, but it has lagged expectations because no method more efficient than electrolysis has been found to split water into hydrogen and oxygen. Now, by harnessing living viruses to mimic the way plants use photosynthesis, a team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology claims to extract fuel more efficiently from water.
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