Artificial photosynthesis advance seen as a breakthrough

Chris Chang, at at Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley:

“In our system, nanowires harvest solar energy and deliver electrons to bacteria, where carbon dioxide is reduced and combined with water for the synthesis of a variety of targeted, value-added chemical products.”

Lynn Yarris-Berkeley, at Futurity, elucidates:

By combining biocompatible light-capturing nanowire arrays with select bacterial populations, the new artificial photosynthesis system offers a win/win situation for the environment: solar-powered green chemistry using sequestered carbon dioxide.