Tiny “Cyborg” Bacteria Is A Solar Powered Biofuel Factory & Carbon Sequestration Unit

Talk about having your solar powered cake and eating it, too! A researcher at UC-Berkeley has figured out that when you coat a certain kind of bacteria with nanoscale solar panels, you can get it to make biofuel, plastics and other products from sunlight, carbon dioxide and water. The process is 80% efficient, which tops natural photosynthesis, and it involves zero waste.


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