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Mesoporous Material Transforms Solar Energy Into Fuel


A research team in South Dakota has developed a method to rapidly create a novel material that generates hydrogen in the presence of water and sunlight. Because the hydrogen generation occurs at room temperature, the process will easily scale up to large production volumes. Applications of the new material range from removal of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to the mitigation of environmental pollution.

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This research expands our understanding of how to generate fuel using visible sunlight rather than ultraviolet light.