Center for Advanced BioEnergy Research, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Electric leaf? Researchers develop solar power to biofuels pathway

Biofuels Digest
Isabel Lane February 20, 2012

In Scotland, scientists have developed an “electric leaf”, which is capable of producing a liquid hydrocarbon similar to petrol using electricity generated from renewable resources. This discovery could mean significant yield improvement for algae development by eliminating or reducing the inefficiencies of photosynthesis. The research, entering its second phase, will be applied to cyanobacteria to determine the functionality of the technology.

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