BEHAVIOURAL STUDY OF CYANOBACTERIAL HYDROGENASES USED TO PRODUCE BIOH2
The production of hydrogen using cyanobacteria is garnering a great deal of interest in the biofuels sector.
Research conducted over the past 10 years has nonetheless shown that the sensitivity of cyanobacterial hydrogenases to oxygen is a major obstacle to the industrial-scale use of these micro-organisms.
The purpose of this project is to investigate the potential natural tolerance of specific cyanobacterial hydrogenases that have already been identified, relying on various genetic engineering, metabolic engineering and electrochemistry processes. The results of this project should help synthesise a cyanobacterium that can be exploited on a large scale in the bio-hydrogen sector.