Researchers discover organisms that could lead to low-cost hydrogen fuel production

Hydrogen fuel production could become more affordable thanks to halobacteria

Halobacteria-Hydrogen-FuelBy Tami Hood, Hydrogen Fuel News — Researchers from the Argonne National Laboratory have discovered micro-organisms that could be responsible for reducing the costs associated with hydrogen fuel production. The organisms grow in the salt flats of Nevada and are linked to halobacteria. The proteins found in some strands of halobacteria act as a sort of proton pump, capturing sunlight and converting it into chemical energy, typically hydrogen. Researchers believe that these micro-organisms could reveal a new way to produce hydrogen fuel that could be less expensive than conventional production methods. Read more.

Posted August 22, 2013