Trouble is the rate it's happening now and growing there may be to much damage done by the time these new technologies come online for use!
February 29, 2012 - HyperSolar, Inc. has reached an agreement with the University of California, Santa Barbara to move the company's technology closer to market viability.
The technology HyperSolar is developing is extraordinary -- using the sun and carbon dioxide and water to create renewable hydrogen and natural gas. How does the technology work?
In layman's terms the company describes its process as inspired by photosynthesis where by plants use the sun's energy for fuel. To replicate this, the Santa Barbara-based company is "developing a novel solar-powered nanoparticle system that mimics photosynthesis to separate hydrogen from water. The free hydrogen can then be reacted with carbon dioxide to produce methane."
Perhaps the most glaring benefit of what HyperSolar is developing is the cost to produce the renewable energy. Of the three feedstocks the technology requires to produce fuel, only one carries with it a cost: water. However, the company is developing a process to use wastewater in place of pure water. In this case, not only will the water come at no cost but it will also leave the process clean. read more>>>