News – Toshiba Develops Gold Nanocatalyst-Based Artificial Photosynthesis Technology

Basically this technology uses solar energy to capture CO2 from the atmosphere which could possibly help combat global warming and/or be a renewable energy source.

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Toshiba Photosyn id38310Toshiba Corporation announced the development of a new technology that uses solar energy, the power of the sun, to generate carbon compounds from carbon dioxide and water, and to deliver a viable chemical feedstock or fuel with potential for use in industry. Toshiba introduced the technology at the 2014 International Conference on Artificial Photosynthesis (ICARP2014) on 26 November, at the Awaji Yumebutai International Conference Center in Japan.
Atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide, widely understood to be a major cause of global warming(Note 1), continue to increase. There are also concerns about the exhaustion of fossil fuels, which are spurring interest in adoption of renewable energy sources(Note 2). Artificial photosynthesis technologies that use solar energy to generate carbon compounds from carbon dioxide and water are seen as promising means to resolve both issues.
mechanism of srtificial photosynthesis technology
Toshiba has developed an artificial photosynthesis technology that converts energy into carbon compounds from…

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