Energy from algae

by Donny on December 20, 2010

What’s the best way to get the cheapest energy ever? Have you ever tried to legally steal it?

That’s what scientists from California and Korea did. They stole an electric current from algae, and it’s believed, that this discovery may generate environmental friendly electricity.

Plants and algae have always been a true source of chemical energy, but the new studies showed that electrons were stolen from algae called chlamydomonas reinhardtii.

In order for this to work, several things must happen including the following:

First of all, a small amount of current electricity must zap the cell of the algae into action, essentially jump starting the whole process.

Secondly, sunlight is required. If you attempt this in the dark, it will be a failed experiment because the algae need the sun as much as anything, as its source of energy.

Even if this does work, it won’t produce enough energy to power up any electronic items because according to scientists, in order to get just one amp, you’d need literally trillions of cells.

So in essence, the results of this experiment are neat, but not exactly practical.

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