Purchase, NY – Amid mounting agreement that future clean, “carbon-neutral”, energy will rely on efficient conversion of the sun’s light energy into fuels and electric power, http://www.ethanol-bio-fuel.com group of researchers is focusing on one of the most ancient groups of organism, the cyanobacteria. Dramatic progress has been made over the last decade understanding the fundamental reaction of photosynthesis that evolved in cyanobacteria 3.7 billion years ago, which for the first time used water molecules as a source of electrons to transport energy derived from sunlight, while converting carbon dioxide into oxygen.
The light harvesting systems gave the bacteria their blue (“cyano”) color, and paved the way for plants to evolve by “kidnapping” bacteria to provide their photosynthetic engines, and for animals by liberating oxygen for them to breathe, by splitting water molecules.
For humans now there is the tantalizing possibility of tweaking the photosynthetic reactions of cyanobacteria to produce fuels we want such as hydrogen, alcohols or even hydrocarbons, rather than carbohydrates.
Progress at the research level has been rapid, boosting prospects of harnessing photosynthesis not just for energy but also for manufacturing valuable compounds for the chemical and biotechnology industries.
Such research is running on three tracks, one aimed at genetically engineering real plants and cyanobacteria to yield the products we want, the other to mimic their processes in artificial photosynthetic systems built with human-made components and the third to develop a Super Enzyme, which will increase the energy efficiency of current ethanol production processes.
More details at: http://www.ethanol-bio-fuel.com
Linus Torvalds is best known for having initiated the development of the LINUX operating system. His project is a great success.
Let’s do the same with the efficient conversion of the sun’s light energy into fuels and electric power! There is a possibility of tweaking the photosynthetic reactions to produce fuels we want such as hydrogen, alcohols or even hydrocarbons, rather than carbohydrates, as the photosynthetic reactions produce.
Scientists and Engineers! Let’s join our creative powers. Let’s accomplish this jointly by collaborating, all together, at the http://www.ethanol-bio-fuel.com portal.