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Artificial photosynthesis can become the next big thing in alternative energy

Artificial photosynthesis can become the next big thing in alternative energy

Muhammet KADYROV

Today, the scientific community is actively discussing the “hydrogen economy”, for the introduction of which scientists suggest replacing solid and liquid fuels with eco-fuel produced in a variety of ways using photosynthesis.

The Italian chemist Professor Giacomo Ciamician first anticipated artificial photosynthesis during 1912. In a lecture that was it later published in Science, he proposed a switch from the use of fossil fuels to radiant energy provided by the sun and captured by technical photochemistry devices. The theoretical concept of the scientist in the most appropriate way could realized in 2012 only.

The idea of the professor was that by using the influence of sunlight on the chemical composition of certain substances, a new type of fuel, hydrogen, could be produced.

The scientist believed that this type of fuel could replace the fossil both in liquid and solid forms. Global climate change, which humanity faced with in the 21st century, gave a new impulse to research in this area.

The breakthrough in this area was the recent discovery of the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory. The staff of the institution developed the concept of a mechanism that uses photosynthesis to produce energy from plastic.

This method will not only reduce CO2 emissions to the atmosphere, but also clean the planet of plastic bottles and other disposable products that cause irreparable damage to the environment.

Some scientists believe that this will be the fuel of the future.