Monday, November 19, 2012

Light and air: Sunlight-driven CO2 fixation

Source: http://phys.org/news/2012-11-air-sunlight-driven-co2-fixation.html

(Phys.org)—The increased use of renewable energy sources, particularly sunlight, is highly desirable, as is industrial production that is as CO2-neutral as possible. Both of these wishes could be fulfilled if CO2 could be used as the raw material in a system driven by solar energy. Japanese researchers have now introduced an approach to this type of process in the journal Angewandte Chemie. Their method is based on a principle similar to natural photosynthesis.

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