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By Edward E. David Jr. (auth.), Oskar R. Zaborsky, John R. Benemann, Tadashi Matsunaga, Jun Miyake, Anthony San Pietro (eds.)

The flexibility of hydrogen makes it a possible candidate for a common gasoline, and Congress has lately voted to extend learn spending during this region. This convention will research organismal methods (bacteria, eco-friendly algae, and cyanobacteria), bioreactor engineering and big scale structures, institutional concerns corresponding to tradition creditors, databases, and overseas cooperation, marine-based structures, and commercialization. The editor, Oskar Zaborsky, is the editor of the Plenum sequence, Marine Biotechnology.

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Another approach using immobilized microbial systems, a focus of considerable R&D in biohydrogen over the years, also has limitations, that is, the costs of fabrication and lack of clear advantages over free cells, at least at this juncture. Such an almost wholesale dismissal of systems and concepts that have been the focus of most of the applied R&D in this field for over two decades will likely elicit comment. I therefore hasten to add that I do not mean to inhibit basic research into such topics.

Department of Energy, as part of its Hydrogen R&D Program, involving a handful of research groups at the DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Oak Ridge National Laboratory and at the universities of Hawaii and Miami (with these latter two activities recently combined after the untimely death of Prof. Akira Mitsui, a pioneer in biohydrogen research; Mitsui, 1992). A century after the first report of hydrogen production by algae, over 50 years after the demonstration of hydrogen evolution by most major types of microbes, and after a quarter-century of applied R&D, biohydrogen has not yet resulted in any practical applications.

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