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Fuels from Sunlight and Water


“Two of the most abundant resources on the surface of the earth are
sunlight and water. Yet we do not typically think of these resources as
the solution to any upcoming energy crisis or as the fuel that will
bring clean air to our cities. We just cannot see ourselves driving into
the local gasoline station and filling our cars up with water or
sunlight. Perhaps it is for this reason that these resources do not
capture our imagination as the mix of ingredients that could help us
deal with two of the most pressing problems that we will meet head on in
the 21st century, namely: the impending shortage of crude oil and
environmental pollution.”