Sustainable Energy

Facebook to use artificial intelligence in bid to improve renewable energy storage

Key Points
  • Facebook and Carnegie Mellon University have announced they are trying to use AI to find new "electrocatalysts".
  • Electrocatalysts can be used to convert excess solar and wind power into other fuels that are easier to store. However, today's are rare and expensive and finding new ones hasn't been easy.
  • Researchers can currently test tens of thousands of potential catalysts a year but Facebook and Carniegie Mellon believe they can increase the number to millions, or even billions, of catalysts with the help of AI.

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