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Breaking News co2  let s eat it with artificial photosynthesis | Breaking News

CO2? Let’s Eat It With Artificial Photosynthesis

by: Jaap News, Tech, Science
co2  let s eat it with artificial photosynthesis | Breaking News

Plants make their own food by catching the sunlight with their leaves. Scientists try to simulate the same process of photosynthesis to generate clean energy. Solar panels convert sunlight into electricity. They are popular and are becoming more efficient, but they are not nearly as good as live plants in converting sunlight into usable energy.

New artificial photosynthesis eats greenhouse gas.

Solar panels are pretty useless when there is little light, and it is quite difficult to store electricity from solar cells so that not too many seeps away. Many countries are switching to cleaner forms of energy to combat global warming, and scientists are looking for a more stable form of artificial photosynthesis comparable to that of plants.

It seems that there is now a lot of progress. American researchers report a special catalyst technique to - in theory - make a more stable version of artificial photosynthesis possible.

Artificial photosynthesis involves more than just collecting sunlight. Just like plants, the artificial form should be able to make energy from sunlight but also have to be able to store that energy. Most attempts have been made with catalysts of several atoms that have not lasted too long.

The American researchers have now made a catalyst that consists of two atoms of the element iridium. That catalyst should continue to work for a long time. Their technology could store solar energy in chemical compounds, just like natural photosynthesis. In this way, the technique could be a solution to solar panels' big problem, namely that you only have something to do when the sun shines.
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3.45% Iridium and other precious metals

The new technique could become a cost-effective energy source. The advantage of artificial photosynthesis over other forms of solar energy is that the process uses carbon dioxide, which is very pleasant given the quantities of greenhouse gases that we still pump into the atmosphere.

Source Jaap News, Tech, Science

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CO2? Let’s Eat It With Artificial Photosynthesis

Plants make their own food by catching the sunlight with their leaves. Scientists try to simulate the same process of photosynthesis to generate clean energy. Solar panels convert sunlight into electricity. They are popular and are becoming more efficient, but they are not nearly as good as live plants in converting sunlight into usable energy. New artificial photosynthesis eats greenhouse gas. Solar panels are pretty useless when there is little light, and it is quite difficult to store electricity from solar cells so that not too many seeps away. Many countries are switching to cleaner forms of energy to combat global warming, and scientists are looking for a more stable form of artificial photosynthesis comparable to that of plants. It seems that there is now a lot of progress. American researchers report a special catalyst technique to - in theory - make a more stable version of artificial photosynthesis possible. Artificial photosynthesis involves more than just collecting sunlight. Just like plants, the artificial form should be able to make energy from sunlight but also have to be able to store that energy. Most attempts have been made with catalysts of several atoms that have not lasted too long. The American researchers have now made a catalyst that consists of two atoms of the element iridium. That catalyst should continue to work for a long time. Their technology could store solar energy in chemical compounds, just like natural photosynthesis. In this way, the technique could be a solution to solar panels' big problem, namely that you only have something to do when the sun shines. 3.45% Iridium and other precious metals The new technique could become a cost-effective energy source. The advantage of artificial photosynthesis over other forms of solar energy is that the process uses carbon dioxide, which is very pleasant given the quantities of greenhouse gases that we still pump into the atmosphere. Source Jaap News, Tech, Science Recommended:  Algae Canopy Miracle Works Better Than A Forrest: How? Did you find this an interesting article, or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your article about CO2? Send your writing & scribble with a photo to  [email protected] , and we will write an interesting article based on your input  or subscribe .
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