Supplies of fossil fuels are limited, yet people want to go on driving their cars. That is why Wageningen UR researchers are working on a renewable automotive fuel as members of the BioSolar Cells consortium.
The inspiration for this technique comes from plant photosynthesis. Sunlight causes water to produce hydrogen gas, which is then transformed into a liquid fuel when processed with carbon dioxide gas and enzymes. This fuel is easier to transport than hydrogen gas. In the future, motorists will be filling up with climate-neutral solar fuels instead of petrol. This is another example of how Wageningen UR is working on the quality of life.