More super cool tech being developed for energy. I have been seeing the reports of algae being used for creating fuels like bio-fuels but this is the first I have seen of the algae producing pure hydrogen. The ramifications of this tech are quite incredible. Depending on the volume of hydrogenase needed to perform the splitting action this could be a very viable means of creating an almost endless supply of energy.
“Hydrogenase is an enzyme present in algae that is capable of reducing protons into hydrogen,” Katarzyna Sokól, first author of the study, said in a statement. “During evolution, this process has been deactivated because it wasn’t necessary for survival but we successfully managed to bypass the inactivity to achieve the reaction we wanted — splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen.”
What we keep running headlong up against is the facts of scale. In order for any of these new techs to be mass adopted they need to be mass available and that is the bottle neck. We have seen it with every new development that has come about, it takes YEARS for the products to be integrated into our daily lives. I for one am looking forward to the potential benefits of all these new inventions and discoveries and believe the sooner we have them a part of our lives the better.
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