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Nikkei: Panasonic developing artificial photosynthetic technology almost as efficient as plants; production of e...

Nikkei: Panasonic developing artificial photosynthetic technology almost as efficient as plants; production of ethanol from CO2 29 July 2012 The Nikkei reports that Panasonic Corp. has developed technology that artificially induces photosynthesis five times more efficiently than existing methods and almost as efficiently as plants. The technology could theoretically reduce the generation of carbon dioxide while producing ethanol that could be used an alternative fuel for automobiles...Panasonic used an original metallic catalyst, as well as gallium nitride used in the production of such semiconductors such as LEDs, to induce the reaction with the sunlight, water and CO2 . ...The electronics giant plans to build a prototype system using catalysts shaped like solar panels and start demonstrations, aiming to put the technology into practical use by 2015 to produce ethanol. Pa...

Full article: http://www.greencarcongress.com/2012/07/pana-20120729.html

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