Some researchers say they have actually succeeded in creating a system that can do artificial photosynthesis. If this would be verified, then it would have the potential of providing us with another source of energy and hopefully, use the system to resolve issues like carbon emissions which create air pollution and contribute to global warming.
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The French researchers claim to have a fully artificial system, creating ethylene and ethane, both potent fuels, from the common mineral perovskite. The French system, as all the others, is still a prototype in a lab and a long way from being a functional way to produce sustainable fuel at scale—but it’s a promising start.
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