Hydrogen production by Rhodobacter sphaeroides OU001 in a flat plate solar bioreactor

Eroglu, Inci
Tabanoglu, Altan
Gündüz, Ufuk
Eroglu, Ela
Yucel, Meral
Rhodobacter sphaeroides O.U.001 can produce hydrogen under anaerobic conditions and illumination. The objective of this study was to investigate the performance of an 81 flat plate solar bioreactor operating in outdoor conditions. Different organic acids were used as carbon sources (malate, lactate and acetate) and olive mill waste water was used as a sole substrate source. The consumption and the production of the organic acids were determined by HPLC. The accumulation of by-products, such as poly-beta-hydroxybutyrate (PHB) and carotenoid, throughout the course of hydrogen production was determined.


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Rhodobacter sphaeroides is a purple non-sulfur bacterium which photoheterotrophically produces hydrogen from organic acids under anaerobic conditions. A gene coding for putative chlorophyll a synthase (chlG) from cyanobacterium Prochlorococcus marinus was amplified by nested polymerase chain reaction and cloned into an inducible-expression plasmid which was subsequently transferred to R. sphaeroides for heterologous expression. Induced expression of chlG in R. sphaeroides led to changes in light absorption ...
Citation Formats
I. Eroglu, A. Tabanoglu, U. Gündüz, E. Eroglu, and M. Yucel, “Hydrogen production by Rhodobacter sphaeroides OU001 in a flat plate solar bioreactor,” INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HYDROGEN ENERGY, pp. 531–541, 2008, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/30232.