Kitadai Figure 1 (image) Tokyo Institute of Technology Share Print E-Mail Caption The research group has proposed an effective mechanism to utilize the chemical energy generated by hot hydrothermal fluids gushing out of hydrothermal vents on Earth's early ocean floor for the synthesis of biomolecules. Credit ELSI Usage Restrictions The image may only be used with appropriate caption and credit. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.