Scientists find new way to turn sunlight into fuel

Sep 10, 2018, 8:09 AM EDT
(Source: James Daisa/flickr)
(Source: James Daisa/flickr)

In a breakthrough that could revolutionize the systems used for renewable energy production, the scientists at St John's College, University of Cambridge, have found a new method to harness and store solar energy.

The scientists, as part of their study on semi-artificial photosynthesis, used solar energy to split water molecule into hydrogen and oxygen, virtually replicating a natural chemical reaction that promises a green and unlimited source of renewable energy, writes Science Daily.

Artificial photosynthesis isn’t a new concept, but the high cost and toxic nature of catalysts used in the process make it unviable for large-scale industrial processes, notes Fox News. The latest invention could just be the solution the scientists and industries were looking for.