April 16, 2015

Major Advance in Artificial Photosynthesis Poses Win/Win for the Environment

Berkeley Lab Researchers Perform Solar-powered Green Chemistry with Captured CO2

(April 16, 2015)  A potentially game-changing breakthrough in artificial photosynthesis has been achieved with the development of a system that can capture carbon dioxide emissions before they are vented into the atmosphere and then, powered by solar energy, convert that carbon dioxide into valuable chemical products, including biodegradable plastics, pharmaceutical drugs and even liquid fuels.

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