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Production of electricity by algae 2

Hello everyone..

New idea for using algae to produce electricity..

With the help of photosynthesis plants convert light energy to chemical energy. This chemical energy is stored in the bonds of sugars they use for food. Photosynthesis happens inside a chloroplast. Chloroplasts are considered as the cellular powerhouses that make sugars and impart leaves and algae a green hue. During photosynthesis water is split into oxygen, protons and electrons. When sunrays fall on the leaves and reach the chloroplast, electrons get excited and attain higher energy level. These excited electrons are caught by proteins. The electrons are passed through a series of proteins. These proteins utilize more of the electrons? energy to synthesize sugars until the entire electron?s energy is exhausted.

Now researchers at Stanford are inspired by a new idea. They intercepted the electrons just after they had been excited by light and were at their highest energy levels. They put the gold electrodes inside the chloroplasts of algae cells, and tapped the electrons to create a tiny electrical current. It may be the beginning of the production of ?high efficiency? bioelectricity. This will be a clean and green source of energy but minus carbon dioxide.

Look to details at: http://algdiesel.blogspot.com/2010/05/engineers-tap-algae-cells-for.html

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Mon May 03 2010 12:58:20 PM by Abomohra 1255 views

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