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Floating factories of artificial leaves could make green fuel for jets and ships

Automated floating factories that manufacture green versions of petrol or diesel could soon be in operation thanks to pioneering work at the University of Cambridge. The revolutionary system would produce a net-zero fuel that would burn without creating fossil-derived emissions of carbon dioxide, say researchers. The Cambridge project is based on a floating artificial leaf which has been developed at the university and which can turn sunlight, water and carbon dioxide into synthetic fuel. The group believe these thin, flexible devices could one day be exploited on a industrial scale. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/nov/12/floating-factories-artificial-leaves-green-fuel-jets-ships-carbon-dioxide

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    • Petter Körnemark

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      Love to read about such new innovations. One always when when, and if, it can be a reality and have an impact!

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      • Princess

        30 w

        This is a promising and innovative approach. 💡

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        • George Kariuki

          31 w

          The development of floating factories is a significant advance in the field of renewable energy.

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          • walter lungayi

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            This is an interesting development in the field of sustainable energy. The idea of floating factories producing green fuel from artificial leaves has the potential to greatly reduce carbon emissions from the aviation and shipping industries. However, it remains to be seen how feasible and cost-effective this technology will be in practice. Nonetheless, it is a step in the right direction towards a more sustainable future.

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            • Rotich Kim

              31 w

              This is encouraging steps and promising towards green energy

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              • Gorffly mokua

                31 w

                This represents a promising step towards sustainable energy for the transportation sector.

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                • johnte ndeto

                  31 w

                  Learning institutions should provide all required resources for scholars to focus on climate matters

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                  • rosebellendiritu

                    31 w

                    @johnte_ndeto their research can be very reliable in many sectors.

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                    • Jane Wangui

                      30 w

                      @johnte_ndeto we must go green!!This is impressive,green fuel for jets and ship will reduce the amount of emissions in the air.

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