Scientists create Bionic leaf that turns sunlight into liquid fuel
Scientists have created a system that uses solar energy to split water molecules and hydrogen-eating bacteria to produce liquid fuels.
• The system can convert solar energy to biomass with 10 percent efficiency, far above the 1 percent seen in the fastest-growing plants.
• A team of scientists from Harvard University (United States) has created this unique bionic leaf
• This artificial photosynthesis device has been dubbed bionic leaf 2.0.
• The new system can convert solar energy to biomass with 10% efficiency.
• Its efficiency is much higher than the 1% seen in the fastest growing plants.
• Scientists had used a new cobalt-phosphorous alloy catalyst for this experiment in order to increase efficiency.
• This artificial photosynthesis system can be used to generate usable fuels. This artificial leaf use solar power to split water and make hydrogen fuel.