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Algae strain for hydrogen

PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2009 11:16 am
by guru
Is there any other strain apart from C. Reinhartii investigated for hydrogen production?

Re: Algae strain for hydrogen

PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 12:00 pm
by clara
Hai guru,
C.reinhartii is widely investigated for hydrogen production but actually several microalgae and blue green algae are capable of hydrogen production
1. Gaffron and Rubin worked on hydrogen production from Scenedesmus
2. Asada and Kawamura explained hydrogen production from Spirulina
3. Benemann and Weare demonstated Anabaena cylindrica producing hydrogen

Re: Algae strain for hydrogen

PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 9:03 am
by cacofonix
This is good to know, having so many strains makes the possibility of getting H2 from algae that much higher...

But is there any company trying to commercialise H2 production from algae using any of these strains?

Re: Algae strain for hydrogen

PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 2:45 pm
by Mak
Melis Energy, a start up launched by professor Tasios Melis, University of California at Berkeley trying to commercialize the algae to H2 technology.

http://www.wired.com/science/discoverie ... 2/08/54456

Re: Algae strain for hydrogen

PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 2:55 pm
by Greencraze
Refer this too...
Melis has created mutant algae that make better use of sunlight than their natural cousins do. This could increase the hydrogen that the algae produce by a factor of three.

http://www.technologyreview.com/Energy/19438/

Re: Algae strain for hydrogen

PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 3:43 pm
by mathu
[quote="guru"]Is there any other strain apart from C. Reinhartii investigated for hydrogen production?[/quote

I came across a link,Here they are discussing “Sustained photoevolution of molecular hydrogen in a mutant of Synechocystis sp…..

http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articl ... tid=355973

Re: Algae strain for hydrogen

PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 4:00 pm
by Sagaa
Anabaena variabilis strain also being investigated…

http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/jour ... 0/abstract

Re: Algae strain for hydrogen

PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 4:13 pm
by Rojer
Here is one more useful article on Anabaena variabilis
“Light transfer in bubble sparged photobioreactors forH2 production and CO2 mitigation”

http://www.me.utexas.edu/~berberoglulab ... parged.pdf

Re: Algae strain for hydrogen

PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2009 11:48 pm
by sreevatsansumukhi
Here, there is another link which gives all useful information about the algal strains involved in the hydrogen production.. Especially the biophotolysis of water by microalgae and cyanobacteria is quite interesting.. Check it out!!1


http://www.fao.org/docrep/W7241E/w7241e0g.htm

Re: Algae strain for hydrogen

PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 11:41 am
by ddexxters75
This is good to know, having so many strains makes the possibility of getting H2 from algae that much higher...But is there any company trying to commercialise H2 production from algae using any of these strains?
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