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Inspired by photosynthesis in plants, researchers create liquid fuel with just water and carbon dioxide

Chemists from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign managed to successfully create liquid fuel from sunlight, carbon dioxide and water using gold nanoparticles. The process was inspired by photosynthesis, the energy production method of plants. The study was a collaboration between Sungju Yu, a postdoctoral researcher and Prashaint Jain, a chemistry professor. They published their findings in Nature Communications, contributing to the developing field of artificial photosynthesis. The study is another contribution to the development of renewable energy that benefits both humans and the environment. Read more....

 

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