Inexpensive catalyst that makes hydrogen gas 10 times faster than natural enzyme

Thursday, August 11, 2011 - 13:31 in Physics & Chemistry

Looking to nature for their muse, researchers have used a common protein to guide the design of a material that can make energy-storing hydrogen gas. The synthetic material works 10 times faster than the original protein found in water-dwelling microbes, the researchers report in the August 12 issue of the journal Science, clocking in at 100,000 molecules of hydrogen gas every second.

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