Name Nuri Azbar
Affiliation

Ege University, Engineering Faculty, Bioengineering Department

Contact information

Ege University, Engineering Faculty, Bioengineering Department, 35100 Bornova-Izmir
Office Phone#: +90-232 3115816 -5811
Email: nuri.azbar@ege.edu.tr
Cellular phone: +90-532 64774776

Presentation Title

State of the Art and Progress in Production of Biohydrogen

Abstract

Energy is vital to global prosperity, yet dependence on fossil fuels as our primary energy source contributes to global climate change, environmental degradation, and health problems. Hydrogen offers tremendous potential as a clean, renewable energy currency. It has the highest gravimetric energy density of any known fuel and is compatible with electrochemical and combustion processes for energy conversion without the carbon emissions. In this work,  the current state of the art and progress in biohydrogen production is presented. Biohydrogen has significant economical since biological processes are much less energy intensive compared with electrolysis and thermo-chemical processes. Topics covered in this work include progress in hydrogen production by light-driven processes, dark fermentation, hydrogen production from waste materials, the role of molecular engineering for enhanced hydrogen production, and post-production processing such as hydrogen purification and storage.

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