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Green Energy Generated With Algae Through Photosynthesis And Respiration

First Posted: Oct 04, 2015 10:16 PM EDT

The next generation could possibly benefit from a development in which scientists are using algae to generate clean, green and safe electric power.

With the use of micro-photosynthetic cell technology, electrical power can be generated from blue-green algae through the process of photosynthesis and respiration, according to a team of researchers from the Optical Bio Microsystem lab at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada.

Through this new research, green energy will be generated in a safe approach, with technology that will enable efficient ways of generating clean energy. It is also produced from a carbon-free source for the benefit of future generations, according to a news release.

The team of researchers were under command of Dr. Muthukumaran Packirisamy, research Chair of the Optical Bio Microsystem lab at Concordia.

Green, carbon-free energy is one of the main solutions in combating global warming. The sun is the main source of clean energy and it releases more clean energy than mankind can generate in one year. Companies that utilize solar energy and produce environmentally friendly energy helped in enacting a motivation for Concordia University researchers to create an efficient system to generate photosynthetic power from algae.

Through the processes of photosynthesis, which involves green plants making their own food and respirating, the researchers developed a process through which the team will generate electrical power from the algae.

Of course, there is still a great amount of work that needs to be done for the product to be marketable. However, the researchers are working to ensure that this clean energy source is economical while still clean and green. 

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