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German scientists look for fuel source in artificial sun

Jun 13, 2017, 8:54 AM EDT
(Source: DLR German Aerospace Center/flickr)
(Source: DLR German Aerospace Center/flickr)

German scientists, in their quest for climate-friendly fuels for future, are testing an “artificial sun,” which they believe could provide answers on how to produce hydrogen (a clean source of energy) without using enormous amounts of electricity required in current technologies.

In the project, called Synlight, the researchers seek to find a way of using natural light to split water molecule into hydrogen and oxygen, a discovery that will make hydrogen-production economically viable and ecologically sustainable, writes ABC News.

Although, hydrogen is highly volatile, it can be stored in combination with carbon monoxide and used as fuel in car and aerospace industries, notes Hindustan Times.

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