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How artificial photosynthesis could cut emissions

Panasonic started its artificial photosynthesis research in 2009. In 2012, it successfully achieved a 0.2% conversion efficiency, the highest in the world at the time.

TOKYO -- In recent years, two Japanese electronics makers have made big advances in artificial photosynthesis research.

     With the help of government funding, companies and universities are hoping to develop the artificial photosynthesis technology needed to convert carbon dioxide into fuel and chemical feedstock sometime in the 2020s.

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