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Hydrogenase-catalyzed photosynthetic algal hydrogen production from water is a potentially efficient source of clean, renewable energy. However, practical implementation of this system has been hampered in the past due to the extreme sensitivity of the hydrogenase enzyme to oxygen, one of the byproducts of photosynthesis. In this project, researchers will complete an initial assessment of the potential of a novel algal H2-production system that overcomes these barriers to commercial production. The objective of this research is to design, fabricate, and operate an innovative photobioreactor to study the technical and economic feasibility of using a novel H2- producing system as a commercial process for production of renewable energy.
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2001:01:15
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Feasibility studies on a novel system for algal hydrogen production; principle investigators, Maria Ghirardi and William Jacoby
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Hydrogenase-catalyzed photosynthetic algal hydrogen production from water is a potentially efficient source of clean, renewable energy. However, practical implementation of this system has been hampered in the past due to the extreme sensitivity of the hydrogenase enzyme to oxygen, one of the byproducts of photosynthesis. In this project, researchers will complete an initial assessment of the potential of a novel algal H2-production system that overcomes these barriers to commercial production. The objective of this research is to design, fabricate, and operate an innovative photobioreactor to study the technical and economic feasibility of using a novel H2- producing system as a commercial process for production of renewable energy.
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Warren Gretz
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NREL Photographer
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Warren Gretz / NREL
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NREL
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