Possible Breakthrough In Hydrogen Energy

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    | Possible Breakthrough In Hydrogen Energy |
    | from the doing-what-comes-naturally dept. |
    | posted by kdawson on Wednesday May 12, @01:47 (Power) |
    | https://hardware.slashdot.org/story/10/05/12/0032205/Possible-Breakthrough-In-Hydrogen-Ener|
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    destinyland writes "MIT researchers have developed a [0]method of
    splitting a water molecule by emulating the way blue-green algae
    separates oxygen from hydrogen. One chemistry professor called it 'an
    extremely clever piece of work' that addresses 'the nanoscale
    organization of the components.' Using sunlight rather than electricity
    to make hydrogen from water could greatly improve the efficiency of the
    process. The hydrogen can be stored for generating electricity or burned
    as fuel for cars. The project is being led by the winner of a 2004
    MacArthur Foundation genius grant, who uses genetically engineered
    viruses as templates for nanoscale electronic components. 'Suddenly, I
    wondered, what if we could assemble materials like the abalone does — but
    not be limited to one element?'" Here is the [1]press release from MIT;
    the [2]research paper is available only to subscribers of Nature
    Nanotechnology (or those willing to part with $18).

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    0. Toward a Hydrogen Economy: Clues from Nature | h+ Magazine
    1. http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2010/belcher-water-0412.html
    2. Access : Biologically templated photocatalytic nanostructures for sustained light-driven water oxidation : Nature Nanotechnology
     
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    Really cool how plants can do this, even at very low temperature.
     

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