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Solar Fuels: Vision and Concepts
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Chemistry, Department of Chemistry - Ångström, Molecular Biomimetics.
2012 (English)In: Ambio, ISSN 0044-7447, Vol. 41, no Suppl 2, 156-162 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The world needs new, environmentally friendly and renewable fuels to allow an exchange from fossil fuels. The fuel must be made from cheap and 'endless' resources that are available everywhere. The new research area on solar fuels, which are made from solar energy and water, aims to meet this demand. The paper discusses why we need a solar fuel and why electricity is not enough; it proposes solar energy as the major renewable energy source to feed from. The present research strategies, involving direct, semi-direct and indirect approaches to produce solar fuels, are overviewed.

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2012. Vol. 41, no Suppl 2, 156-162 p.
Keyword [en]
Solar fuels, Artificial photosynthesis, Renewable fuels, Solar energy, Photobiological hydrogen
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Chemical Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-180295DOI: 10.1007/s13280-012-0273-6ISI: 000307284900013OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-180295DiVA: diva2:549091
JSPS-RSAS Joint Conference "Capturing the Sun" in Stockholm, Sweden, May 30–31, 2011
Available from: 2012-09-03 Created: 2012-09-03 Last updated: 2012-09-17Bibliographically approved

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