Bioengineering High Efficiency Solar Driven H2 Production (2015–2017)

AIMS: The project aims to bio-engineer high-efficiency microalgae cell-lines that drive solar powered H2 production from water. It will do so by increasing proton and electron supply to the H2 producing hydrogenase. It builds on patented cell lines that have enhanced light capture efficiency & H2 production capabilities. SIGNIFICANCE: This project aims to Increase the efficiency of the last stage of the process (3 fold) in a major step in developing economic solar-fuel systems. OUTCOME: National benefits include the development of advanced microalgae fuels systems to increase future fuel security, reduce CO2 emissions and assist with regional development.
Grant type:
ARC Discovery Projects
Funded by:
Australian Research Council