What would happen to our world if every one of us had the ability to easily generate unlimited amounts of clean fuel ourselves? What if our cars simply generated their own fuel while driving or parked outside? This would fundamentally change how we view and use fuel.
Now researchers have announced a break through that will do just that. Self made hydrogen from water, can be used to power fuel cell cars and generators for our homes. Hydrogen does not transport well but if you make it where you use it this problem is not a problem.
A cross-disciplinary team at Harvard University has created a system that uses solar energy to split water molecules and hydrogen-eating bacteria to produce liquid fuels. The system can convert solar energy to biomass with 10 percent efficiency, far above the one percent seen in the fastest-growing plants.
The Impact To The Economy Of Generating Your Own Fuel.
Imagine the services and industry that we would no longer need. Gas stations, generating stations, power grids and utilities? For sure this is a disruptive technology but one that has to happen.
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About Gordon Smith Gordon's expertise in the area of industrial energy efficiency and alternative energy. He is an experienced electrical engineer with a Masters degree in Alternative Energy technology. He is the co-founder of several renewable energy media sites including Solar Thermal Magazine.