Ruhr-University Bochum researchers have analyzed how green algae manufacture complex components of a hydrogen-producing enzyme. The enzyme, known as the hydrogenase, may become relevant for the biotechnological commercial production of hydrogen. So far, little is known about the way organisms form this type of hydrogenases under natural conditions. Using novel synthetic biology methods, the team […]

First up, biologists at the Ruhr-Universit√§t Bochum (RUB) have uncovered a mechanism for the production of hydrogen that has not been examined in depth before.¬† The team has found how green algae accomplish the unusual process of producing hydrogen in the dark. Professor Dr. Thomas Happe, head of the working group Photobiotechnology explains, “Hydrogen could […]