Remember the artificial leaf? Startup turns to making a flow battery instead


Remember the artificial leaf? Startup turns to making a flow battery instead

Say goodbye to the much-hyped artificial leaf from MIT-spin out Sun Catalytix. According to MIT Tech Review the startup is now building a flow battery, which is a major change in strategy for the venture capital and Department of Energy-backed company.

Two years ago the blogosphere hyped the promise of an “artificial leaf,” which is a sheet that uses a catalyst to harness the sun and split water into hydrogen and oxygen. The tech was based on research from MIT spin-out Sun Catalytix, and led by MIT Professor Daniel Nocera. But it turns out the startup...

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Source: Gigaom
8 March 2013 Featured
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