This is LEAF, an innovative device that can produce drugs sustainably and cheaply, anywhere you want. Whether in the middle of the jungle or even on Mars. It works as a ‘mini-factory’ whereby sunlight can be captured to make chemical products. Inspired by the art of nature where leaves are able to collect enough sunlight to produce food, chemical engineers at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) have presented a game changing device.

To explain how this artificial leaf actually works, Sensu produced this beautiful short animation, commissioned by TUe.

Want to know more about the LEAF research project? You might want to read this article.


TU Eindhoven


Director: Rense Buijvoets
Producer: Rense Buijvoets
Animator: David Torrico
Sound design: Maarten Westra - Dither

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