Your Home Will Be Your Power Company…Sun + Water = Fuel

At The BIOS Organization we are developing a 72′ Convertible Mustang that uses water for fuel. In order to dispel some of the criticism over the technology, we thought we would share what other respected authorities are working on.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dan Nocera talks about using sun and water to power your home and the world.  Sun Catalytix, the next generation of solar energy, and ARPA-E funding through the Recovery Act.

Sun Catalytix technology is founded on cutting-edge science from the lab of Professor Daniel Nocera at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

They are commercializing new, active, versatile, and affordable catalysts that split water into oxygen and hydrogen fuel, mimicking photosynthesis.

A leaf that could power the future

Silicon strip developed at MIT might be key to inexpensive fuel cells

By Erin Ailworth  Globe Staff / September 30, 2011

The thumb-size black strip looks like a thin magnet. But in reality, it is an artificial leaf, made of silicon and capable of using sunlight to split water into hydrogen and oxygen that can be fed into fuel cells to make power.

“You drop it in a glass of water and you walk outside and hold it in the sun, and you’ll start to see bubbles of hydrogen and oxygen,’’ explained Daniel Nocera, an MIT professor who led the team that invented the device.

The next step, he said, is to make the technology work on a large scale to produce enough hydrogen and oxygen for a fuel cell to power a car or home.

The leaf, which Nocera has worked on for about three years, has the potential to solve one of the most pressing challenges facing solar power: how to store energy produced by the sun so it can be used on cloudy day.

Instead of a battery, that energy could be stored as oxygen and hydrogen gases, then recombined in fuel cells, which generate electricity from the chemical reaction.  Via The Boston Globe

Daniel G. Nocera is the Patterson Rockwood Professor of Energy at Harvard University.

MIT Professor Dan Nocera believes he can solve the worlds energy problems with an Olympic-sized pool of water. Nocera and his research team have identified a simple technique for powering the Earth inexpensively by using the sun to split water and store energy – making the large-scale deployment of personalized solar energy possible.

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