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Light-Splitting Greenhouse Film Could Improve Photosynthetic Efficiency

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University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder) engineers have received a $2.45 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to develop a scalable, cost-effective greenhouse material that splits sunlight into photosynthetically efficient light and repurposes inefficient IR light to aid in solar-driven water purification. The thin engineered material is applied directly to the surface of greenhouse panels. Assistant professor Ronggui Yang (left) and assistant professor Xiaobo Yin in a greenhouse on the University of Colorado Boulder campus. Courtesy of Glenn...Read full article

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