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(Some Guy)   The next step after artificial photosynthesis is to make it so that you can plug your phone into a tree   (tech-barns.com) divider line
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2020-07-11 3:25:03 AM  
Don't you mean a currant bush?
 
2020-07-11 6:14:55 AM  
Well, I can see it possibly being something good for artificial sequestration of carbon dioxide, but otherwise it's an awfully roundabout way of doing what a solar panel attached to a rechargeable battery does much more directly.
 
2020-07-11 9:09:13 AM  
Well, obviously. Duh!
 
2020-07-11 9:43:42 AM  

LrdPhoenix: Well, I can see it possibly being something good for artificial sequestration of carbon dioxide, but otherwise it's an awfully roundabout way of doing what a solar panel attached to a rechargeable battery does much more directly.


While ^this is true, it's not yet wholly true: battery energy densities are still on the low side, and transporting gasoline is well-developed.
 
2020-07-11 9:58:02 AM  

LrdPhoenix: Well, I can see it possibly being something good for artificial sequestration of carbon dioxide, but otherwise it's an awfully roundabout way of doing what a solar panel attached to a rechargeable battery does much more directly.


The point isn't to sequester CO2 so much as to produce chemicals that are currently derived almost solely from petrochemical sources.

I mean, I guess you could burn the stuff for fuel if you were desperate, but that'd be kind of a waste of output that consists of an industrially useful, pure chemical that doesn't need to be distilled or refined.
 
2020-07-11 10:31:02 AM  
I got an idea: plant a tree.  Lots of trees. LOTS OF TREES.
 
2020-07-11 11:29:02 AM  

yakmans_dad: I got an idea: plant a tree.  Lots of trees. LOTS OF TREES.


And stop cutting so many trees down to begin with.
 
2020-07-11 12:31:07 PM  
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2020-07-11 12:49:23 PM  
Sounds great for applications for generating organic compounds in environments entirely hostile to organic life, like space.
 
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