Production of Clean Energy from Cyanobacterial Biochemical Products

  • Md. Faruque Hossain Department of Civil and Urban Engineering, New York University and Green Globe Technology
Keywords: Photon Particle, Cyanobacteria, Biochemical Mechanism, Photo Bioreactor, Clean Energy


In this article, an improved technology to produce hydrogen biologically will be discussed as a source of clean energy. The photochemical reaction among photons, ultraviolet (UV) light, and cyanobacterial biomaterials in photobioreactors offer a unique methodology for producing hydrogen energy. A photobioreactor is a bioreactor that utilizes a light source to cultivate phototrophic microorganisms. Using this technology, hydrogen production is significantly higher than any other technology that has ever been used. This hydrogen evolution is a product of the ultimate reaction of agitated photon electrons into the cyanobacterial biomolecules, where hydrogenase enzymes function as an active catalyst. The evolved hydrogen is then clarified using an electronic semiconductor-based sensor gas chromatograph with the efficiency recorded using a computerized data acquisition (DAQ) system. The results confirmed that this larger amount of hydrogen formation could be an interesting source of clean energy production. It is suggested that producing hydrogen using cyanobacteria could be a method of meeting future global energy demand. The purpose of this article is to describe this process and discuss its benefits.


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Author Biography

Md. Faruque Hossain, Department of Civil and Urban Engineering, New York University and Green Globe Technology

Md. Faruque Hossain has over fifteen years of experience in energy and environmental engineering, research, development, and project management with Fortune 500 companies (Skanska, Con Edison, MWH Global). Dr. Hossain also worked for the City of New York as the director of technical services. He obtained his B. Science and M. Science degrees from the University of Dhaka, and his Ph.D. from Hokkaido University. His post graduate research was performed at University of Sydney. Dr. Hossain is an adjunct professor at New York University and is the owner of Green Globe Technology.


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