Biohydrogen from Microalgae

Alexandra Dubini, David Gonzalez-Ballester

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This chapter provides an overview of the current state of knowledge of the mechanisms involved in biohydrogen production from microalgae. The known limitations linked to photohydrogen productivity are addressed. Particular attention is given to physiological and molecular strategies to sustain and improve hydrogen production. The impact of different nutrient stresses and the effect of carbon supply on hydrogen production are discussed. The genetic and metabolic engineering approaches for increasing hydrogen production are outlined.
Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationAlgae Biotechnology: Products and Processes
EditorsF. Bux, Y. Chisti
StatePublished - 2016

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CH-2700-62694


  • biophotolysis
  • Chlamydomonas
  • microalgae
  • photohydrogen productivity


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