Scientists at Florida State University have developed a material of artificial origin whose principle of action is similar to that of photosynthesis. According to specialists, it could become an environmentally friendly renewable energy source in the future, requiring only rainwater and sunlight to work.
The innovative material absorbs light and uses that energy to split water into hydrogen and oxygen. Scientists suggest that in the future the energy sources based on the development could be placed on the roofs of houses to get energy when it rains without harming the environment.
According to Professor Johan Rokström, who is a member of the scientific staff of the Stockholm Environment Institute, humanity’s chance of escaping a global warming disaster is much higher today than at any point in the past 20 years, as the frequency of discoveries in search of renewable energy sources has increased significantly over the past 2-3 years.