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Hydrogen as a Fuel
Learning from Nature





ISBN 9780415242424
Published November 14, 2001 by CRC Press
288 Pages

 
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There continues to be widespread interest in the applications of hydrogen as a clean fuel and its potential for local electricity production and use in transport. Recent years have seen a variety of breakthroughs in our understanding of the nature, structure, and biosynthesis of hydrogenases. This book is a timely description of these developments, taking a lucid, multidisciplinary approach. Scientists in fields, such as clean technology, biochemistry, electrochemistry, agriculture, and general biotechnology, will find this an accessible resource that brings together the many facets of these enzymes.

Table of Contents

Preface. Origins, Evolution, and the Hydrogen Biosphere. Biodiversity of Hydrogenases. Regulation of Hydrogenase Gene Expression. The Assembly Line. Hydrogenases and Their Activities. Molecular Architectures. Spectroscopy—the Functional Puzzle. The Catalytic Machinery. Hydrogenase in Biotechnology: Hydrogen Consumption. Hydrogenase in Biotechnology: Producing Hydrogen as a Fuel.

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Richard Cammack , Michel Frey, Robert Robson