In a new scientific article, researchers at Uppsala University describe how, using a completely new method, they have synthesised an artificial enzyme that functions in the metabolism of living cells. These enzymes can utilize the cell’s own energy, and thereby enable hydrogen gas to be produced from solar energy. In the journal Energy and Environmental Science, an interdisciplinary European research group led by Uppsala University scientists describe how artificial enzymes convert solar energy into hydrogen gas. This entirely new method has been developed at the University in the past few years.
Phys.org 4th Oct 2018 read more »
The Scottish government has agreed to spend £600,000 tackling climate change in Africa. Roseanna Cunningham, the environment secretary, said that Scotland had a moral obligation to help nations likely to be hardest hit by rising temperatures. The money will go to organisations based in Scotland working with partners in Malawi and Zambia and will help to pay for projects trialling the use of solar ovens and biogas as a fuel source. Some of the cash will also be used to teach African farmers more “climate smart” agricultural practices.
Times 6th Oct 2018 read more »