Algae can be a breakthrough in hydrogen energy

It used to be that algae produce hydrogen for several minutes at certain hours, but the genetic modification made the plants work differently. The opening of the Israeli scientists makes it possible to generate energy on a large scale in special farms. A group of researchers from tel Aviv University found that duckweed produces hydrogen not only in the dawn hours, but during the whole day. However, the effectiveness of this production remains low.

Using gene editing, researchers were able to change the photosynthesis in the algae so that in the first place among all the process stood the development of hydrogenase. Due to this, it was possible to increase the number produced by plants hydrogen five times.

The opening will allow you to grow the algae traditional farming methods and produce energy on a large scale. However, before this kind of algae you need to learn to cultivate. "Hydrogen has many advantages as an energy source. First, he has tremendous energy. Hydrogen cars can drive over 500 km on 5 kg of hydrogen, and the bike will be enough 30 grams to drive 100 km. secondly, hydrogen is environmentally friendly — its use produces only water vapor," said Dr. Jephthah Jacobi.

According to Jacobi, in hydrogen fuel there is nothing fantastic, but a revolution in the automotive sector have already begun. In 2015 Toyota and Hyundai started production of cars Mirai and Tucson on gaseous hydrogen. Electric bikes are also gradually moving towards hydrogen. Refuelling stations are being built in Japan, Germany, the Scandinavian countries and in California. published




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