Thursday, February 23, 2006

Mutant Algae Is Hydrogen Factory

Wired News:: "Mutant Algae Is Hydrogen Factory"

Researchers at the University of California at Berkeley have engineered a strain of pond scum that could, with further refinements, produce vast amounts of hydrogen through photosynthesis.

The work, led by plant physiologist Tasios Melis, is so far unpublished. But if it proves correct, it would mean a major breakthrough in using algae as an industrial factory, not only for hydrogen, but for a wide range of products, from biodiesel to cosmetics. . . .

1 comment:

Ecacofonix said...

Nice update...see also a site Oilgae.com - Biodiesel from Algae, it deals entirely with biodiesel production from algae...this appears to be an interesting area indeed...

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