Hydrogen production by microalgae

  title={Hydrogen production by microalgae},
  author={John R. Benemann},
  journal={Journal of Applied Phycology},
The production of H2 gas from water and sunlightusing microalgae, `biophotolysis', has been a subjectof applied research since the early 1970s. A numberof approaches have been investigated, but most provedto have fundamental limitations or requireunpredictable research breakthroughs. Examples areprocesses based on nitrogen-fixing microalgae andthose producing H2 and O2 simultaneously fromwater (`direct biophotolysis'). The most plausibleprocesses for future applied R & D are those whichcouple… CONTINUE READING