New Possibilities For Hydrogen-producing Algae

Wednesday, March 25, 2009 - 10:25 in Biology & Nature

Photosynthesis produces the food that we eat and the oxygen that we breathe -- could it also help satisfy our future energy needs by producing clean-burning hydrogen? Researchers studying a hydrogen-producing, single-celled green alga, Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, have unmasked a previously unknown fermentation pathway that may open up possibilities for increasing hydrogen production.

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