Breakthrough solar cell

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Breakthrough solar cell

Post by LockH » Jul 28, 2016 5:28 pm

... captures carbon dioxide and sunlight, produces burnable fuel.

ES "Search found 24 matches: +syngas"

Here's another:
http://phys.org/news/2016-07-breakthrou ... arbon.html
Unlike conventional solar cells, which convert sunlight into electricity that must be stored in heavy batteries, the new device essentially does the work of plants, converting atmospheric carbon dioxide into fuel, solving two crucial problems at once. A solar farm of such "artificial leaves" could remove significant amounts of carbon from the atmosphere and produce energy-dense fuel efficiently.

"The new solar cell is not photovoltaic—it's photosynthetic," says Amin Salehi-Khojin, assistant professor of mechanical and industrial engineering at UIC and senior author on the study.
"The ability to turn CO2 into fuel at a cost comparable to a gallon of gasoline would render fossil fuels obsolete."

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Re: Breakthrough solar cell

Post by quantumcloud509 » Nov 19, 2016 11:12 am

ANY MORE INSIDE INFO ON THESE NEW CELLS? WONDER IF THEY WILL EVER MAKE IT TO MARKET.....

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Re: Breakthrough solar cell

Post by LockH » Nov 19, 2016 11:32 am

Hehe... Most recent... "conversation" about this ("Academic rigor, journalistic flair")
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"Let’s chemically rebuild fossil fuels to create sustainable energy":
http://theconversation.com/lets-chemica ... ergy-63642

47 Comments there... amusing.
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Re: Breakthrough solar cell

Post by spinningmagnets » Nov 19, 2016 11:52 am

Aaaand the patent-holder has a "heart attack" in...3...2...

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