Mimicking nature to convert sunlight to fuel #climatechange


Mimicking nature to convert sunlight to fuel – environmentalresearchweb.

This has been a dream for a long time. I worked as an undergrad on using spinach photosystem I to produce hydrogen using light. Biomimetics are huge and gains have been made on the photosynthesis front. One person to look at is Barry Bruce at the University of Tennessee. A few years back Forbes named Barry one of ten people that could change the world. I’ve known Barry for a long time and can say he is full of sh!t, but he is also full of great ideas and passion. His work with M.I.T. has helped revolutionize the efficiency of using direct sunlight as a fuel. Barry always uses great facts in his presentation about how much actual energy the earth receives from the sun and how little humans have been able to tap into it ( I think it’s around 1%). With more research, maybe someday we will be able to utilize 2%. (cross your fingers)

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