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Solar panels light the way from carbon dioxide to fuel
July 1, 2014
Researchers in the laboratory of Andrew Bocarsly, a Princeton University professor of chemistry, collaborated with startup company Liquid Light Inc. of Monmouth Junction, N.J., to devise an efficient method for harnessing sunlight to convert carbon dioxide into a potential alternative fuel known as formic acid.
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