The science

Creating a solar fuel from sunlight, water and carbon dioxide is a complex task drawing inspiration from a process that was optimized millennia ago – photosynthesis. Artificial photosynthesis mimics the process of photosynthesis, however, rather than grow a plant, solar fuel scientists want to create a fuel.

Developing an artificial photosynthetic system involves multiple scientific disciplines – chemistry, materials science, and engineering to name a few. As researchers continue to make breakthroughs in the field of solar fuels, the science will continue to evolve and we will continue to highlight these advances both on our blog and in the adjacent brief segments.

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