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Algal protein gives boost to solar hydrogen generation

By Damir Beciri
One Comment22 December 2011

cyanobacteria-pecPhoto-electrochemical cells (PEC) use sunlight to electrochemically split water in order to generate hydrogen in direct manner, and they are usually made of semiconducting materials. Researchers from Switzerland and US used nature as inspiration to optimize the process by developing iron oxide electrodes that are conjugated with a protein from blue-green algae (also known as… »

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Artificial photosynthesis system converts water into hydrogen

By Damir Beciri
One Comment20 October 2009

artificial-photosynthesis-3The energy available in sunlight is a resource we’ve only begun to really get a handle on. Current photovoltaic-cell technology, typically a semiconductor-based system, is expensive, not very efficient, and only does instant conversions from sunlight to electricity. But an artificial photosynthesis system or a photo-electrochemical cell that mimics what happens in plants could potentially… »