Gallery: Scientists Attempt to Artificially Recreate Photosynthesis in ...


When it comes to harnessing the power of the sun, nothing can quite compare to leaves. Using chlorophyll to convert light into usable chemical energy, photosynthesis has long been a source of inspiration for those looking to generate efficient renewable energy. With fossil fuels dwindling and polluting our environment, scientists are turning to the biological processes of nature to create clean electricity that can be used on demand. Researchers at the University of East Anglia, University of Leeds, and the University of Cambridge in the UK have been granted £800,000 to develop technology that mimics photosynthesis, with hopes of producing more efficient forms of renewable energy.

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