Technical Proceedings of the 2008 Clean Technology Conference and Trade Show

Clean Technology 2008

Chapter 1: Bio Energy Fuels, Novel Sources & Policy

Authors:
P.C. Hallenbeck, G. Sabourin-Provost
Affilation:
Université de Montréal, CA
Pages:
54 - 57
Keywords:
biohydrogen, fermentation, photofermentation, hydrogenase
Abstract:
A series of physiological and genetic manipulations that improve hydrogen yields are described. The possible improvement of yields and rates through the heterologous expression of various hydrogenases will be discussed. In initial photofermentation experiments we show 50% conversion (4 moles H2/mole substrate) of glycerol to hydrogen. This could be an important avenue for valorizing biodiesel-derived glycerol.
Improvements in biological hydrogen production by microbial fermentations
ISBN:
1-4200-8502-0
Pages:
724