DOE Webinar January 24: Photosynthesis for Hydrogen and Fuels Production
January 24, 2011
The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Fuel Cell Technologies Program is offering a Webinar on Monday, January 24, 2011, from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Eastern titled "Improving Photosynthesis for Hydrogen and Fuels Production" in conjunction with the Biomass Program. Register now to attend this free Webinar.
Dr. Tasios Melis of UC Berkeley, a pre-eminent researcher in the field of Photobiological Hydrogen Production, will be providing an overview of his invention disclosing methods and compositions to minimize the chlorophyll antenna size of photosynthesis by decreasing the expression of the novel TLA1 gene, thereby improving solar conversion efficiencies and photosynthetic productivity in plants and algae. This new invention and enabling technology, developed with DOE support through the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, has broad positive implications for mass culture productivity. The invention has already been successfully applied in the microalgae biofuels field to improve energy efficiency and product yield.Learn more about the Webinar.