the fuel of the future
Gaseous Hydrogen is a promising candidate for replacing carbon-based fuels, since its utilization emits water vapor alone. While hydrogen utilization technologies are already available in mass production, gaseous hydrogen itself is a rare and expensive resource. Thus, producing hydrogen gas in a clean sustainable manner is an efficient solution for alleviating climate change.
photosynthesis is considered a promising blueprint for bio-hydrogen production. During this process, water molecules are broken down into protons and electrons by a gradual enzymatic process of oxidation, fueled by solar irradiance. These protons bear the potential of being re-synthesized into hydrogen gas. In nature, this reaction is catalyzed by hydrogenase, a special enzyme found in certain microalgae species.
we are interested in all aspects relating to Photosynthesis and hydrogen production in microalgae