Saturday, March 10, 2007

Artificial Photosynthesis - to power up and mop-up

Fields of iron plants to power up and mop up.

Inspirational, doable and viable. And they are only years away thanks to a new breakthrough that pinpointed the heart of the real photosynthesis: a single atom of manganese.

Artificial systems will mimic the water-splitting chemistry of natural photosynthesis, they will not look like plants. Artificial systems will use metals such as ruthenium and iron.

Future Hi: Promise of Artificial Photosynthesis

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