Ångström researchers develop new method to extract hydrogen

2019-01-25

A research group led by Peter Lindblad and Gustav Berggren has created a new artificial enzyme which can affect and function together with a living cells metabolism. The idea is that these artificial enzymes will be able to use the cells energy production and thereby produce hydrogen from solar energy.

Hydrogen has always been a hot topic in the search for new energy carriers. The problem has been that the extraction of hydrogen requires fossil raw materials. It is possible to produce hydrogen from water, but there's not been enough research on that area, which means that the systems to do this doesn't currently exist.

The research group that came up with this new method are mostly doing research within Molecular Biomimetics at  the Uppsala University. In an article written by this group they describe how these enzymes convert solar energy into hydrogen, a process that has been under development for many years.

Adam Wegelius is a doctoral student at Molecular Biomimetics and he says that these enzymes use the cells own energy to produce hydrogen. This research is interdisciplinary character because they have combined synthetic biology with synthetic chemistry to be able to create these artificial enzymes.
Gustav Berggren is one of the group leaders for this project, he explains that they are using tools that the nature has created in order to convert solar energy through photosynthesis. But that they have developed this process into producing artificial enzymes.

Read their publication here.

Follow the link to reach the Molecular Biomimetics and Microbial Chemistry group.

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Ångström researchers develop new method to extract hydrogen

2019-01-25

A research group led by Peter Lindblad and Gustav Berggren has created a new artificial enzyme which can affect and function together with a living cells metabolism. The idea is that these artificial enzymes will be able to use the cells energy production and thereby produce hydrogen from solar energy.

Hydrogen has always been a hot topic in the search for new energy carriers. The problem has been that the extraction of hydrogen requires fossil raw materials. It is possible to produce hydrogen from water, but there's not been enough research on that area, which means that the systems to do this doesn't currently exist.

The research group that came up with this new method are mostly doing research within Molecular Biomimetics at  the Uppsala University. In an article written by this group they describe how these enzymes convert solar energy into hydrogen, a process that has been under development for many years.

Adam Wegelius is a doctoral student at Molecular Biomimetics and he says that these enzymes use the cells own energy to produce hydrogen. This research is interdisciplinary character because they have combined synthetic biology with synthetic chemistry to be able to create these artificial enzymes.
Gustav Berggren is one of the group leaders for this project, he explains that they are using tools that the nature has created in order to convert solar energy through photosynthesis. But that they have developed this process into producing artificial enzymes.

Read their publication here.

Follow the link to reach the Molecular Biomimetics and Microbial Chemistry group.