Scientists have created an “artificial leaf” that could turn carbon dioxide into fuel.
The new technology was inspired by the way plants use photosynthesis to turn carbon dioxide into glucose and oxygen. The artificial leaf mimics this process – with the help of a cheap red powder called cuprous oxide – and produces methanol and oxygen.
The methanol can be collected and used as fuel by heating the solution so the water evaporates, according to the paper published in Nature Energy.
Lead researcher Yimin Wu, an engineering professor at the University of Waterloo told The Independent: “This technology has achieved the solar to fuel efficiency about 10 per cent. This is already larger than the natural photosynthesis (about one per cent) .
Art by our fried Pablo Luebert @luebert .
Pretty sure @plants.negra has one of the lost graceful and beautiful Njoy pothos. Pothos are really slept on but this year I made it my business to collection as many as I can. They are a so diverse and unique just like our BGWG Tribe 💜 thanks @plants.negra for being a good plant mama #BlackGirlsWithGardens
i forgot this existed lol!!! it was my grade 12 final art project made with three other students, its 4 ft by 4 ft and i miss it !!! so much 🥺🥺 i forgot how much i love painting hands 🍁 🍁 🇨🇦
ft. epic clouds by sarah and leaf swag by zulfa!!
Heart eyes for days!! New baby coming home with us! Look at this cute Rhaphidophora Tetrasperma, can’t wait to see it grow upwards.
Going to try to create a tutorial on how to make a moss poll. Stay tuned y’all 🌿🌿
WE ARE IN LOVE!!!!!! Went to the ROW in DTLA for a sample sale and found this bad boy with a few other rare plants (which we will feature soon). Anthurium Gymnopus is such a beauty!!
Our plant adventure is just beginning! Looking forward to all of you tagging along 🥰🌿🌱🍃
Thankful... Thankful for finding succulents for they have changed my life and helped with my anxiety in ways I never imagined. And so very thankful for this succulent community and the new friends I am making along this journey. Thank you for sharing all of your wonderful photos and for connecting with mine. Wishing you all a peaceful Thanksgiving!
Now, can I just say... look at that fuzzy little Panda prop 😍 and Perles glow from the start .... sigh 🤗💙💚 Propagation has brought a whole new level of joy to my soul.