Biochemical energy


Energy that is stored in in vivo substances and released through chemical reactions.

Living organisms use chemical energy for mechanical work and transportation and synthesis of substances. Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) plays a core role in chemical energy exchanges. An ATP molecule stocks energy for a short period. For longer storage, carbon hydrate, protein, and fat are used. Performance of the micromachines can be improved drastically if these chemical energy sources can be utilized as energy source for micromachines used in vivo.


[Related Terms]
Energy source, ATP (Adenosine triphosphate), Mitochondrion