BIONIC LEAF

The Bionic Leaf is a system that uses solar energy to split water molecules and hydrogen-eating bacteria to produce liquid fuels. It is made of a thin sheet of semiconducting silicone with different catalytic materials bonded to its two sides. A layer of bacteria with a cobalt-based catalyst is bonded to the silicon, which splits water into oxygen and hydrogen. The bionic leaf’s artificial photosynthesis is two times better than natural photosynthesis. The device uses solar…