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DOE investing $100M in energy Holy Grail

Funding research in turning sunlight, CO2 and water into fuel Metal Tech News Weekly Edition – February 26, 2020

 

Last updated 7/2/2022 at 9:14am

Graphene research for artificial photosynthesis sunlight hydrogen fuel

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Graphene, a one-atom thick sheet of graphite that is great at conducting electrons and absorbs all wavelengths of light, is one of the materials that has shown promise for artificial photosynthesis.

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) plans to provide up to $100 million over five years for research into artificial photosynthesis for the production of fuels from sunlight.

"Sunlight is our most basic energy source, and the ability to generate fuels directly from sunlight has the potential to transform our energy economy and vastly enhance U.S. energy security," said Paul Dabbar, under secr...



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