Purple Bacteria: Biohydrogen Production and CO2 Fixation

Biohydrogen Hydrogen is seen by many as the fuel of the future because it has a very high energy density, three times that of petrol or diesel, and because its use produces only water instead of greenhouse gases and other exhaust pollutants. Furthermore, using petrol and diesel in combustion engines waste at least two thirds…

Semi-artificial photosynthesis: Sunlight into fuel

Photosynthesis Photosynthesis is the process in which light energy is converted to chemical energy in the form of sugars. In a process driven by light energy, glucose molecules are constructed from water and carbon dioxide, and oxygen is released as a byproduct. The glucose molecules provide organisms with two crucial resources: Energy and fixed-organic-carbon. Photosynthetic…

Accelerating Biofuel Production from Algae: GPAT, A new approach

The limited fossil fuel resources along with the need to reduce Green House Gas emissions were a major impulse to the development of alternative fuels. As a result, increased attention has been given to biofuels, such as biodiesel, that can be used as an alternative fuel in compression-ignition engines. Its production from renewable resources, such…