Science & Technology
New solar fuel machine unveiled
By T.K. Randall
December 27, 2010 · 7 comments
Image Credit: Fernando Tomás
A new solar device that can convert solar energy in to transportable fuel has been developed.
The device is to said to mimic plants in that it converts sunlight, carbon dioxide and water in to energy. This latest development is another step forward in the widespread uptake of solar powered solutions.
A prototype solar device has been unveiled which mimics plant life, turning the Sun's energy into fuel. The machine uses the Sun's rays and a metal oxide called ceria to break down carbon dioxide or water into fuels which can be stored and transported.
Source: BBC News
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