Scientists now able to convert sunlight into liquid fuel

12:13 AM | 14 Feb, 2015
Scientists now able to convert sunlight into liquid fuel
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MEXICO (Web Desk) - Renewal energy had its own shining star when in 2011, Daniel Nocera invented the artificial leaf. By harnessing the sun’s energy using silicon, he was able to split water molecules. He theorized that it was possible to create a liquid fuel.

The world’s dependence on fossil fuels and nuclear power could easily become a thing of the past if someone could figure out a cost-effective and efficient process of converting the sun’s energy into a form of convenient and inexpensive fuel. While doing so may sound like a fantasy worthy of a science fiction tale, scientists are working on the process. It’s called artificial photosynthesis. Plants have been using photosynthesis for billions of years, converting sunlight into carbohydrates and oxygen.