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By A.J. Roan
Metal Tech News 

An artificial leaf to fuel world trade

Cambridge improves tech in hopes of making cargo ship fuel Metal Tech News – August 24, 2022


Last updated 8/30/2022 at 3:31pm

A prototype of Cambridge University's artificial leaf floating on the Cam River.

University of Cambridge

A small green packet along the Cam River is the University of Cambridge's artificial leaf. The university hopes to scale this technology up to offset fuel costs for the shipping industry.

While renewable energy technologies such as wind and solar have become significantly cheaper and more available in recent years, many challenges still need to be overcome to achieve decarbonization in most industries. To help supplement energy needs, researchers from the University of Cambridge have designed an ultrathin, flexible device intended to mimic nature's best energy convertor – leav...

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