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TOHPN: “Towards the Optimization of Hydrogen Production by Nitrogenase”

TOHPN is a “Starting Grant” research project funded by the European Research Council within the “IDEAS” specific programme of the Seventh Framework Programme. TOHPN has a total budget of 2 M€ and five years of duration. The objective of this project is to provide new eco-efficient approaches to the production of hydrogen as a biofuel. The project is focused in fundamental and applied research activities to study the assembly of nitrogenase and optimize hydrogen-producing capability of this enzyme.

Partners: IMDEA Energy Institute
Funding Institution/Program: European Research Council/IDEAS Program-Starting Grant 
Period: October 2008-September 2013
Principal Researcher: Luis M. Rubio

 

Nitrogenase

Nitrogenase: bacterial protein which 
produces ammonia and hydrogen.