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Title: Low oxygen levels contribute to improve photohydrogen production in mixotrophic non-stressed Chlamydomonas cultures

Currently, hydrogen fuel is derived mainly from fossil fuels, but there is an increasing interest in clean and sustainable technologies for hydrogen production. In this context, the ability of some photosynthetic microorganisms, particularly cyanobacteria and microalgae, to produce hydrogen is a promising alternative for renewable, clean-energy production. Among a diverse array of photosynthetic microorganisms able to produce hydrogen, the green algae Chlamydomonas reinhardtii is the model organism widely used to study hydrogen production. Furthermore, the well-known fact that acetate-containing medium enhances hydrogen production in this algae, little is known about the precise role of acetate during this process.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [1]
  1. Univ. de Cordoba, Cordoba (Spain)
  2. National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1225505
Report Number(s):
NREL/JA--2700-64265
Journal ID: ISSN 1754-6834
Grant/Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Biotechnology for Biofuels
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 8; Related Information: Biotechnology for Biofuels; Journal ID: ISSN 1754-6834
Publisher:
BioMed Central
Research Org:
NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States))
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS acetate; algae; biofuels; biomass; Chlamydomonas; DCMU; hydrogen; low light; oxygen