Sun + Water = Fuel

MIT chemist Dr. Daniel Nocera agrees with Dr. Pollack saying sunlight can turn water into hydrogen. What Dr. Nocera was demonstrating was a reaction that generates oxygen from water much as green plants do during photosynthesis. In Nocera’s scenario, sunlight turns water into energy. His astounding conclusion that water plus light equals energy (hydrogen fuel) has profound implications for the inner workings of our cells, of the importance of sunlight to our health, and one of the main reasons why our energy factories inside our mitochondria fail.

Dr. Wim Vermaas, at the Center for the Study of Early Events in Photosynthesis at Arizona State University reminds us saying, “Sunlight plays a much larger role in our sustenance than we may expect: all the food we eat and all the fossil fuel we use is a product of photosynthesis, which is the process that converts energy in sunlight to chemical forms of energy that can be used by biological systems. Photosynthesis is carried out by many different organisms, ranging from plants to bacteria. The best known form of photosynthesis is the one carried out by higher plants and algae, as well as by cyanobacteria and their relatives, which are responsible for a major part of photosynthesis in oceans. All these organisms convert CO2 (carbon dioxide) to organic material by reducing this gas to carbohydrates in a rather complex set of reactions. Electrons for this reduction reaction ultimately come from water, which is then converted to oxygen and protons. Energy for this process is provided by light, which is absorbed by pigments (primarily chlorophylls and carotenoids).

The Human Photosynthesis Study Group in Mexico has been studying the main causes of blindness: age-related macular disease, diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma with the main aim to develop new therapeutic approaches. They found that the human retina, as well as every cell of our body (eukaryotic cell), has the amazing capability of absorbing energy directly from water like vegetables do.

Melanin, due to its black nature, absorbs all wavelenghts of light spectrum, from infrared to ultraviolet. Present in all cell’s cytoplasm in form of melanosomes, absorbs sunlight in animal kingdom. Mexican researcher Dr. Arturo Solís Herrera (medical surgeon, ophthalmologist, and pharmacologist) of the Human Photosynthesis Study Center found that the pigment Melanin (known by the chemical name polihydroxyindol) seemed to protect the tissues of the eye. Then he found that melanin was collecting energy from electromagnetic radiation, and using it to split water atoms into hydrogen, oxygen, and four additional electrons.