A group of Researchers at the University of Cambridge have developed the first of its kind device that converts direct sunlight, carbon-dioxide, and water soluble into carbon-neutral fuel.

This device conversion takes place without needing any supplemental components or additional electricity. The device is a significant step towards achieving artificial photosynthesis, which is a process mimicking the ability of plants to convert sunlight into energy. The device based is on an advanced 'photosheet' technology that converts sunlight, carbon dioxide and water into oxygen and formic acid which is a storable fuel that can be either be used directly or indirectly and can also be converted into hydrogen.