Posts Tagged ‘photosynthesis’

Photosynthetic Machines

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

In twenty years, according to Department of Energy Secretary nominee Steven Chu, artificial leaf-like membranes mimicking plant photosynthesis will be converting sunlight into liquid fuels. Right now, the transportation sector is almost entirely dependent on gasoline, diesel, and other petroleum-based fuels. In 2003 it accounted for about 27 percent of total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions.