Bionic leaf developed with hopes to turn C02 back into usable “fuel or other useful molecules”

By David Biello -

Here’s a new way to make fuel from sunlight: starve a microbe nearly to death, then feed it carbon dioxide and hydrogen produced with the help of voltage from a solar panel. A newly developed bioreactor feeds microbes with hydrogen from water split by special catalysts connected in a circuit with photovoltaics. Such a battery like system may beat either purely biological or purely technological systems at turning sunlight into fuels and other useful molecules, the researchers now claim.


Ref: Efficient solar-to-fuels production from a hybrid microbial–water-splitting catalyst system.  February 9, 2015, DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1424872112 | PNAS February 9, 2015


Montreal: Day 5 | July 21, 2016
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- AM: Morata, Díaz, Vázquez join; Navas recovering; Achraf, Asensio inside {1} {2} {3} {4}
  ⌞ Pérez welcomes back Vázquez and Morata {1} {2}
  ⌞ Mauro Biello, Montreal Impact manager, visits morning session
- PM: Focus on physical work {}
- Mallo explains how the GPS systems work in training {}
- A look at how Llopis organizes his GK trainings {}
- Next: Friday at 4pm CEST (one session only)

Press conference: Marcelo {1} {2} {3}
- The UCL must be forgotten so they can focus on the work ahead
- Hopes to continue with RM for many years to come
- Thinks the squad is good now but he’s not the one who decides the roster
- It’s hard to say which side he’s played in is best (other than the one that wins) 
- Doesn’t know about Ronaldo’s injury but hopes he can play the Super Cup (Aug 9)
- on Morata: he’s always been a great player but now has the experience to really help out
- on Nacho: thought highly of him since his Castilla days; as his friend, he wants Nacho to stay

Other news
- Morata comes home {}
- James’ ex-coach at Envigado confirmed James’ desire to stay at RM – Marca
- Mayoral (at airport), said Zizou told him to work hard, score goals, then come back – AS