Piece image

Hydrogen from Bacteria

From: Pat Maxwell
Series: December 2011 - Isla Earth Radio Series
Length: 01:32

Embed_button
While hydrogen is being touted as the environmentally friendly fuel of the future, a pair of Penn State engineers believe the future may be closer than we think.

Isla_earth_inlay While hydrogen is being touted as the environmentally friendly fuel of the future, a pair of Penn State engineers believe the future may be closer than we think. Professor Bruce Logan and his associate, Shaoan Cheng, have developed a fuel cell that produces hydrogen using naturally occurring bacteria and almost any kind of  biodegradable organic material.  Currently, hydrogen is most frequently produced from fossil fuels like natural gas...

Piece Description

While hydrogen is being touted as the environmentally friendly fuel of the future, a pair of Penn State engineers believe the future may be closer than we think. Professor Bruce Logan and his associate, Shaoan Cheng, have developed a fuel cell that produces hydrogen using naturally occurring bacteria and almost any kind of  biodegradable organic material.  Currently, hydrogen is most frequently produced from fossil fuels like natural gas...

Additional Credits

Isla Earth is produced by the Catalina Island Conservancy with support from its Fund for a Sustainable Planet.