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High-Yield Hydrogen Production from Starch and Water by a Synthetic Enzymatic Pathway

  • Y.-H. Percival Zhang mail,

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: ypzhang@vt.edu

    Affiliation: Biological Systems Engineering Department, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, United States of America

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  • Barbara R. Evans,

    Affiliation: Chemical Sciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States of America

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  • Jonathan R. Mielenz,

    Affiliation: Biosciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States of America

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  • Robert C. Hopkins,

    Affiliation: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Michael W.W. Adams

    Affiliation: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Published: May 23, 2007
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0000456
  • Published in PLOS ONE

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Any updates on this research

Posted by Starrine on 14 Dec 2008 at 02:44 GMT

I found this very interesting and promising. The original paper is over a year old and I was wondering if you were able to obtain further funding and if there has been any progress in this?


RE: Any updates on this research

ypzhang replied to Starrine on 18 Sep 2009 at 13:05 GMT

Ye X, Wang Y, Hopkins RC, Adams MWW, Evans BR, Mielenz JR, Zhang Y-HP*. 2009. Spontaneous high-yield production of hydrogen from cellulosic materials and water catalyzed by enzyme cocktails. ChemSusChem 2: 149-152. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002...

Zhang Y-HP*. 2009. A sweet out-of-the-box solution to the hydrogen economy: Is sugar-powered car science fiction? Energy and Environmental Science 2: 272-282. http://dx.doi.org/10.1039...

No competing interests declared.