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Jonathan Trent: Energy from floating algae pods

Call it “fuel without fossils”: Jonathan Trent is working on a plan to grow new biofuel by farming micro-algae in floating offshore pods that eat wastewater from cities. Hear his team’s bold vision for Project OMEGA (Offshore Membrane Enclosures for Growing Algae) and how it might power the future. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast …

How do cells get the energy to phosphorylate ADP into ATP?

Photosynthesis is the only process on earth that converts light energy into chemical energy. Carbon dioxide, water, and sunlight are the raw materials involved in the process and glucose and oxygen are the end products. Photosynthesis occurs in two stages. The first phase is the light-dependent reactions and captures the energy of light and makes …