Photobiological H2 Production

FlasksThe Ely lab in the Department of Biological and Ecological Engineering is exploring hydrogen production from the cyanobacterium Synechocystis PCC 6803.These cyanobacteria contain an enzyme called hydrogenase which catalzes the oxidation and reduction of hydrogen. Learn more about biological H2 production at OSU.

 Thermochemical H2 ProductionBioreactor

The Yokochi Group in the Department of Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering is exploring the use of thermochemical methods of producing H2. Thermochemical H2 production relies on high temperature to decompose water into H2 and O2. Solar and nuclear energy have the potential to be used in thermochemical water splitting for H2 production. Learn more about thermochemical H2 production at OSU.

Microbial Fuel Cells

The Liu Lab in the Department Biological and Ecological Engineering is developing microbial fuel cells (MFC's) that generate electricity from organic waste. Learn more about microbial fuel cells at OSU.