RUB researchers generate solar electricity rather than biomass with photosynthetic proteins Efficient integration of photosystems 1 and 2 into photovoltaic cell Researchers at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) have developed a bio-based solar cell. They embedded the two proteins photosystem 1 and 2, which in plants are responsible of photosynthesis, into complex molecules developed in-house, thus […]
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Science news of discoveries that might further propel the development of cost-effective solar fuel cells is always worth hearing about. Read the following press information from Duke University. Copper nanowires offer an efficient, inexpensive approach to solar energy harvesting Copper adorns the Statue of Liberty, makes sturdy, affordable wiring, and helps our bodies absorb iron. […]
By creating a small electrical field that removes salts from seawater, chemists at The University of Texas at Austin and the University of Marburg in Germany have introduced a new method for the desalination of seawater that consumes less energy and is dramatically simpler than conventional techniques. The new method requires so little energy that it can run on a store-bought battery.
“Our new process could help end our dependence on fossil fuels,” said Y.H. Percival Zhang, an associate professor of biological systems engineering in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the College of Engineering “Hydrogen is one of the most important biofuels of the future.”
This press release today brings potentially good news concerning the reduction of GHG emissions from coal-powered energy plants. Emissions from coal power stations could be drastically reduced by a new, energy-efficient material that adsorbs large amounts of carbon dioxide, then releases it when exposed to sunlight. In a study published today in Angewandte Chemie, Monash University […]