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‘Green methane’ from artificial photosynthesis could recycle CO2

January 13, 2020

A new artificial photosynthesis approach uses sunlight to turn carbon dioxide into methane, which could help make natural-gas-powered…
How to build a chloroplast

November 19, 2019

Researchers in Japan and the U.K. have discovered new details of how young leaves build their first chloroplasts,…
Researchers Inspired by How Plants, Bacteria Can Harvest Sunlight Energy

November 14, 2019

Plants and bacteria use antennae and other physical structures to capture sunlight. But how is that sunlight energy…
Tethered Chem Combos Could Revolutionize Artificial Photosynthesis

November 5, 2019

New approach improves efficiency of converting sunlight to hydrogen fuel; provides platform for testing different combos of light-absorbers…
Artificial photosynthesis transforms carbon dioxide into liquefiable fuels

May 29, 2019

Chemists at the University of Illinois have successfully produced fuels using water, carbon dioxide and visible light through…
Eco-Friendly Nanoparticles for Artificial Photosynthesis

October 1, 2018

Researchers at the University of Zurich have developed a nanoparticle type for novel use in artificial photosynthesis by…
Scientists pioneer a new way to turn sunlight into fuel

September 12, 2018

The quest to find new ways to harness solar power has taken a step forward after researchers successfully…
Harvesting clean hydrogen fuel through artificial photosynthesis

May 9, 2018

A new, stable artificial photosynthesis device doubles the efficiency of harnessing sunlight to break apart both fresh and…
New Catalyst Gives Artificial Photosynthesis a Big Boost

November 21, 2017

Researchers have created a new catalyst that brings them one step closer to artificial photosynthesis — a system…
New Efficient Catalyst for Key Step in Artificial Photosynthesis

October 4, 2017

Process sets free protons and electrons that can be used to make fuels Chemists at the U.S. Department…
Solar-to-Fuel System Recycles CO2 to Make Ethanol and Ethylene

September 19, 2017

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have harnessed the power of photosynthesis…
Scientists Design Molecular System for Artificial Photosynthesis

June 4, 2017

System is designed to mimic key functions of the photosynthetic center in green plants to convert solar energy…
Making fuel from light: research sheds light on photosynthesis and creation of solar fuel

September 2, 2015

Refined by nature over a billion years, photosynthesis has given life to the planet, providing an environment suitable…
Supercomputer-Facilitated Simulation to Shed Light on Photosynthesis

August 27, 2015

Despite our substantial knowledge about the process of photosynthesis, whereby plants convert sunlight into usable form of chemical…
Another Milestone in Hybrid Artificial Photosynthesis

August 25, 2015

A team of researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) developing…
Major Advance in Artificial Photosynthesis Poses Win/Win for the Environment

April 17, 2015

A potentially game-changing breakthrough in artificial photosynthesis has been achieved with the development of a system that can…
Photosynthesis hack needed to feed the world by 2050

March 27, 2015

Using high-performance computing and genetic engineering to boost the photosynthetic efficiency of plants offers the best hope of…
Biochemistry detective work: algae at night

November 12, 2014

Photosynthesis is probably the most well-known aspect of plant biochemistry. It enables plants, algae, and select bacteria to…
On the Road to Artificial Photosynthesis: Key Catalytic Factors in Carbon Dioxide Reduction Revealed

September 26, 2014

The excessive atmospheric carbon dioxide that is driving global climate change could be harnessed into a renewable energy…
Water and sunlight the formula for sustainable fuel

August 21, 2014

An ANU team has successfully replicated one of the crucial steps in photosynthesis, opening the way for biological…
Solar fuels as generated by nature

August 21, 2014

Society’s energy supply problems could be solved in the future using a model adopted from nature. During photosynthesis,…
Postcards from the Photosynthetic Edge: Researchers Take Femtosecond Snapshots of Photosynthetic Water Oxidation

July 14, 2014

A crucial piece of the puzzle behind nature’s ability to split the water molecule during photosynthesis that could…
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