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A CpI hydrogenase-FNR fusion protein offers greatly improved hydrogen production rates through a synthetic enzyme pathway

Stanford Researchers have developed a fusion protein which greatly enhances the function of the synthetic enzyme pathway for the production of hydrogen from biomass sugars the two limiting enzymes in the pathway developed under related invention S10-315. This fusion protein technology represents a significant improvement in hydrogen production rate and enzyme performance used in the synthetic enzyme pathway. Applications: Industrial scale production of hydrogen from biomass.


1) Greatly improved enzyme function in a synthetic enzyme pathway for the production of hydrogen 2) Renewable carbon neutral production of hydrogen an important chemical feedstock and fuel 3) Enzyme pathway works with a wide variety of biomass sources of reducing equivalents 4) Faster and cheaper than other biomass to hydrogen routes

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