Energy Research at the University of Washington

Caroline (Carrie) Harwood

Energy Research Area: Bacteria for bioenergy: hydrogen gas production.

Gerald and Lyn Grinstein Endowed Professor in Microbiology
School of Medicine
Microbiology

Hydrogen gas has received serious consideration as an alternative to petroleum because it is a clean-burning energy carrier that can be converted to electricity in hydrogen fuel cells and used to power automobiles or any other electricity-driven process. Our approach is to use living microbes as biocatalysts to produce hydrogen gas by drawing on abundant natural resources of sunlight and biomass.

Record last updated on November 28th 2011 PDT.