Harvesting Hydrogen from Farm Waste
The National Research Council of Canada’s Biotechnology Research Institute has begun research and development of a process that will extract hydrogen from organic waste materials like fermentable feedstock and manure. The materials are processed to hydrogen by dark and photofermentation. The goal is to “come up with biosystems that could be grouped into a multiple-stage process to capture almost all the hydrogen from the primary feedstock”. One dairy farm in Ontario is already producing power from manure using an anaerobic digester.
- NRC Press Release
- NRC Biotechnology Research Institute