Researchers working on fuels from water, sunshine and ‘ice that burns’November 4th, 2008 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 4 (IANS) Researchers are outlining key advances in developing new fuels to help supply a future energy-hungry world. The advances include green gasoline, designer hydrocarbons and “ice that burns”. Automobile pioneer Henry Ford foresaw that cars of the future would run on ethanol. Researchers are now looking at grass to produce ethanol that would be more sustainable than corn-based ethanol.
“The ice that burns” or gas hydrates also offer a potential new bonanza of natural gas, with rich deposits in the US and elsewhere, according to an American Chemical Society (ACS) release.
Another segment explores artificial photosynthesis and describes researchers’ efforts to split water molecules into hydrogen and oxygen in order to produce clean-burning hydrogen fuel.
The ACS podcast also highlights how scientists are continuing to make strides toward less expensive but more efficient solar cells and safer nuclear power.
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