Monday, October 27, 2008

Hydrogenase Loaded Bacteria may answer Renewable Energy question?

Metabolic Engineering to Enhance Bacterial Hydrogen Production

TAMUS 2520 represents a major breakthrough in the biological generation of hydrogen. Researchers at the Texas Engineering Experiment Station have developed a modified strain of bacteria that produces orders of magnitude more hydrogen than the associated naturally found organism. Modification of the genes involved in the hydrogenase pathway has allowed this genetically engineered strain of bacteria to produce hydrogen at over 100 times the rate of the baseline. The technology is a major advancement in the metabolic engineering of bacteria and biological hydrogen production.

Interesting. Now how will this translate to profits for Big Oil?

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