New research may have found a way to develop better biofuel

Researchers have created a new “nano-reactor” that could catalyze hydrogen production. According to a new study published in the scientific journal, Nature Chemistry, researchers have managed to develop a new biomaterial, by hiding a modified enzyme inside a virus, which is capable of efficiently catalyzing the production of hydrogen. Dubbed the “nano-reactor,” the modified enzyme may result in a biofuel production process that is more efficient and profitable. The modified hydrogen-producing enzyme is 150 times more efficient than an enzyme that has been unaltered. Within the capsid, which is the…

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Hydrogen storage problem may be solved with enzyme research

Hydrogen storage continues to be a problematic issue for fuel cells Efficient hydrogen storage has been a lingering problem that has stymied the acceptance of fuel cells. Though fuel cells are capable of producing a large amount of energy without releasing harmful emissions, they have received a great deal of criticism because of problems concerning storage. Current storage methods for hydrogen fuel are widely considered to be inefficient because of the significant amount of energy they require to be successful. Scientists with the Max Plack Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion…

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