Powering your car on bacteria breath?

You can power your car on regular or high test, but how about the breath of tiny living organisms? Well it may sound strange, but research is fast continuing on biological energy production that can transform sunlight and sugar into usable fuel. According to Wired News, one research team in California is working on getting algae to produce more hydrogen gas during photosynthesis, which might one day lead to algae farms around the world producing enough hydrogen to power cars and heat homes. With another team in Pennsylvania getting bacteria to generate hydrogen when placed in simple waste water, these technologies may one day make affordable energy as plentiful as the organisms all around us.

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