HydGene Renewables have developed a sugar-powered biohydrogen electricity generator that supplies carbon-neutral electricity in a cost-effective manner (approximately 13 cents/kWh).

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Their technology is based on engineered bacteria that convert sugar into hydrogen at efficiencies higher than previously reported, with lower costs than other production methods. The hydrogen manufacturing process is readily controlled, and the produced hydrogen is converted directly into electricity through a hydrogen fuel cell. This allows for clean energy production on-site and on-demand. The device is a stand-alone hydrogen generating unit, ideal for back-up or constant energy supply.

Lead Institute

Macquarie University

Team Members

  • Jocelyn Johns
  • Kerstin Petroll
  • Louise Brown
  • Robert Willows
  • Samuel King
  • Tony (Ante) Jerkovic

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