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Harvesting fertiliser from ‘bionic’ leaves

Thursday 20 Apr 17 11:00am

The technology, which means fertiliser could one day be made in the soil where the crops are grown, would transform production for subsistence farmers | Likezzo


By TIM RADFORD | The Harvard scientist who pioneered a “bionic leaf” that could generate the production of fuel has taken artificial photosynthesis a step further.

He and his colleagues have developed a bionic leaf that – with some help from friendly bacteria – can turn sunlight, water and air into fertiliser.

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