Enzyme boosts hydrogen production efficiency

Teams at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion and the Ruhr-Universität Bochum have ascertained how a hydrogen-producing enzyme increases its efficiency, reports Science Daily. The mechanism allows one molecule of the enzyme to produce up to 10,000 molecules of hydrogen per second, say researchers.

The continuing revelations of how such enzymes (which occur in algae and cyanobacteria) split water molecules brings the possibility of organic hydrogen production and energy storage closer.

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