Bacteria used to convert solar energy into liquid fuel

February 11, 2015 9:22 AM

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Bacteria used to convert solar energy into liquid fuel

Washington: Harvard scientists have created a system that uses bacteria to convert solar energy into a liquid fuel.

The work integrates an "artificial leaf," which uses a catalyst to make sunlight split water into hydrogen and oxygen, with a bacterium engineered to convert carbon dioxide plus hydrogen into the liquid fuel isopropanol.

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