University of Wollongong scientists are behind the establishment of a global consortium which is using sunlight to convert water into important chemical fuels such as hydrogen gas.

The research promises a significant reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by reducing CO2 from fossil fuel use. The process would also have huge commercial benefits given that it would be a renewable and low-cost fuel option.

Leading research scientists from the USA (Rutgers and Princeton Universities) and Germany (University of Stuttgart) have visited Wollongong recently  in an important step towards establishing a global research consortium to develop effective strategies for water splitting.

An international consortium comprising around 100 scientists and mathematicians, including Australian researchers, has for the first time pooled shared knowledge and data to deliver a holistic understanding of the biological changes in a cell.

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