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
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.