UT Feature Story on Sunlight to Fuels Research

Allen BardRecent work by CEC researchers including Allen Bard, on harnessing the power of sunlight to produce fuels that can substitute for oil, was a featured story on the main University of Texas at Austin web site.

Sunlight to fuels research involves the search for specialized materials that can absorb the energy of sunlight by creating electron-hole pairs, which remain available long enough to react with water, splitting it into hydrogen and oxygen. Similar schemes are sought for reduction of carbon dioxide to hydrocarbon fuels.

The full article is available here. A related article is available here.