Energy Research Area: Hydrogen and methane production by methanogenic Archaea
Methane and hydrogen, both fuel gasses, are produced by methanogenic Archaea. Methane is the product of energy-generating metabolism, while hydrogen can be produced by hydrogenase or nitrogenase enzymes. We are studying the biochemical pathways of electron flow that determine the efficiency of methane and hydrogen production. In addition, we are generating a model of the regulatory networks that govern the metabolic response to environmental conditions.
Record last updated on November 28th 2011 PST.