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Anderson, R. E. (1979). Biological paths to energy self-reliance : a guide to biological solar energy conversion, Van Nostrand Reinhold Co., New York.

Harris, E. H. (1989). The Chlamydomonas sourcebook : a comprehensive guide to biology and laboratory use, Academic Press, San Diego.

Mitsui, A., United States-Japan Cooperative Science Program., National Science Foundation (U.S.) & Nihon Gakujutsu Shinkåokai. (1977). Biological solar energy conversion, Academic Press, New York.

Miyake, J., Matsunaga, T. & San Pietro, A. G. (2001). Biohydrogen II : an approach to environmentally acceptable technology. 1st edit, Pergamon, Amsterdam ; New York.

Miyake, J., Igarashi, Y. & Rèogner, M. (2004). Biohydrogen III : renewable energy system by biological solar energy conversion. 1st edit, Elsevier, Amsterdam ; Boston.

Wehr, J. D. & Sheath, R. G. (2003). Freshwater algae of North America : ecology and classification, Academic Press, Amsterdam ; Boston.

Zaborsky, O. R. (1998). Biohydrogen, Plenum Press, New York.


Drennan, C. L., Doukov, T. I. & Ragsdale, S. W. (2004). The metalloclusters of carbon monoxide dehydrogenase/acetyl-CoA synthase: a story in pictures. J Biol Inorg Chem 9, 511-5.

NREL Cost Analaysis of Algae H2 Production

Research Articles

Alias CB, Garcia-Malea Lopez MC, Acien Fernandez FG, Fernindez Sevilla JM, Garcia Sanchez JL, Molina Grima E.(2004). Influence of power supply in the feasibility of Phaeodactylum tricornutum cultures. Biotechnol Bioeng. 87(6):723-33.

Borodin, V. B., Tsygankov, A. A., Rao, K. K. & Hall, D. O. (2000). Hydrogen production by Anabaena variabilis PK84 under simulated outdoor conditions. Biotechnol Bioeng 69, 478-85.

Cournac, L., Guedeney, G., Peltier, G. & Vignais, P. M. (2004). Sustained photoevolution of molecular hydrogen in a mutant of Synechocystis sp. strain PCC 6803 deficient in the type I NADPH-dehydrogenase complex. J Bacteriol 186, 1737-46.

Doukov, T. I., Iverson, T. M., Seravalli, J., Ragsdale, S. W. & Drennan, C. L. (2002). A Ni-Fe-Cu center in a bifunctional carbon monoxide dehydrogenase/acetyl-CoA synthase. Science 298, 567-72.

Drennan, C. L., Heo, J., Sintchak, M. D., Schreiter, E. & Ludden, P. W. (2001). Life on carbon monoxide: X-ray structure of Rhodospirillum rubrum Ni-Fe-S carbon monoxide dehydrogenase. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 98, 11973-8.

Ferreira, K. N., Iverson, T. M., Maghlaoui, K., Barber, J. & Iwata, S. (2004). Architecture of the photosynthetic oxygen-evolving center. Science 303, 1831-8.

Fernandez FG, Perez JA, Sevilla JM, Camacho FG, Grima EM. Modeling of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) production from Phaeodactylum tricornutum cultures in tubular photobioreactors. Effects of dilution rate, tube diameter, and solar irradiance.(2000). Biotechnol Bioeng. 68(2):173-83.

Fernandez SJM, Ceron GMC, Sanchez MA, Belarbi el H, Garcia CF, Molina GE. (2004). Pilot-plant-scale outdoor mixotrophic cultures of Phaeodactylum tricornutum using glycerol in vertical bubble column and airlift photobioreactors: studies in fed-batch mode. Biotechnol Prog. 20(3):728-36.

McTavish, H., Sayavedra-Soto, L. A. & Arp, D. J. (1995). Substitution of Azotobacter vinelandii hydrogenase small-subunit cysteines by serines can create insensitivity to inhibition by O2 and preferentially damages H2 oxidation over H2 evolution. J Bacteriol 177, 3960-4.

Melis, A., Zhang, L., Forestier, M.Ghirardi, M. L., Seibert, M. (2000). Sustained Photobiological Hydrogen Gas Production upon Reversible Inactivation of Oxygen Evolution in the Green Algae Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Plant Physiology 122, 127-135.

Oh, S. E., Iyer, P., Bruns, M. A. & Logan, B. E. (2004). Biological hydrogen production using a membrane bioreactor. Biotechnol Bioeng 87, 119-27.

Tsygankov, A. A., Borodin, V. B., Rao, K. K. & Hall, D. O. (1999). H(2) photoproduction by batch culture of Anabaena variabilis ATCC 29413 and its mutant PK84 in a photobioreactor. Biotechnol Bioeng 64, 709-15.

Tsygankov, A. A., Fedorov, A. S., Kosourov, S. N. & Rao, K. K. (2002). Hydrogen production by cyanobacteria in an automated outdoor photobioreactor under aerobic conditions. Biotechnol Bioeng 80, 777-83.

Vignais, P. M., Billoud, B. & Meyer, J. (2001). Classification and phylogeny of hydrogenases. FEMS Microbiol Rev 25, 455-501.



Institute for Biological Energy Alternatives

National Renewable Energy Laboratories

DOE Hydrogen Program Review (link on old page was broken, please update.)

Global Change

Solar Radiation Resource Information

MIT Energy Club


DOE Genomes

DOE Genomes to Life

Materials Distributers

Polycarbonate Tubes

TAP Plastics

K-mac Plastics