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Israel’s genetically altered algae can power a green energy revolution

view videoTel Aviv University researchers genetically altered algae, allowing the organism to increase its hydrogen output 5 fold, transforming the humble pond slime into a clean fuel source.



Israeli researchers have transformed humble pond slime into an engine to drive a green energy revolution.

Dr. Iftach Yacoby and his team at Tel Aviv University genetically altered single-celled algae, which naturally emit hydrogen throughout the day, allowing the organism to increase its efficiency to five times its natural ability.

TAU’s Dr. Iftach Yacoby and his algae. – Photo: Tel Aviv University

Hydrogen fuel cells are already being introduced into vehicles, and the new discovery could mean algae becomes a key player in the push for green energies. Continue Reading »