Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Artificial photosynthesis could help make fuels, plastics and medicine

The global industrial sector accounts for more than half of the total energy used every year. Now scientists are inventing a new artificial photosynthetic system that could one day reduce industry's dependence on fossil fuel-derived energy by powering part of the sector with solar energy and bacteria. The system converts light and carbon dioxide into building blocks for plastics, pharmaceuticals and fuels -- all without electricity.

from Geochemistry News -- ScienceDaily

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