Wireless device makes clean fuel from sunlight, CO2 and water

Researchers have developed a standalone device that converts sunlight, carbon dioxide and water into a carbon-neutral fuel, without requiring any additional

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Aug. 24, 2020 ~4 min

 climate-change  energy  fuel  carbon-dioxide  photosynthesis

Women in STEM: Dr Jenny Zhang

Dr Jenny Zhang is a group leader and BBSRC David Phillips Fellow in the Department of Chemistry, where she is re-wiring photosynthesis to generate renewable fuels. Here, she tells us about why she switched from cancer research to sustainability, how her Fellowship programme is helping her develop leadership skills, and why eggs in her childhood home would regularly go missing.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Dec. 5, 2019 ~6 min

 women-in-stem  sustainability  sustainable-earth  energy  fuel  solar

‘Artificial leaf’ successfully produces clean gas

A widely-used gas that is currently produced from fossil fuels can instead be made by an ‘artificial leaf’ that uses only sunlight, carbon dioxide and water, and which could eventually be used to develop a sustainable liquid fuel alternative to petrol.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Oct. 21, 2019 ~6 min

sustainability sustainable-earth climate-change energy fuel