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New Reactor Paves the Way for Efficiently Producing Fuel from Sunlight


January 19, 2011

Sossina Haile and William Chueh Using a common metal most famously found in self-cleaning ovens, Sossina Haile hopes to change our energy future. The metal is cerium oxide--or ceria--and it is the centerpiece of a promising new technology developed by Haile and her colleagues that concentrates solar energy and uses it to efficiently convert carbon dioxide and water into fuels. Full Story

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