Our guest speaker is Dr. Steve Harvey, Ph.D. in Genetics, Penn State, 1987
Free to all attendees. Registration not necessary but appreciated.
Contact Name: John Casner
Contact Phone: 443-360-9134
Author of 30 peer-reviewed papers, 8 book chapters and 45 technical reports in the fields of biodegradation, enzymatic detoxification of organophosphate poisons, and biological hydrogen production. Co-editor of 2010 book entitled “Sustainable Biotechnology: Sources of Renewable Energy”.
Hydrogen is in theory an ideal fuel since it produces water as the only product of its use. However, most hydrogen is currently produced from natural gas (methane), a non-renewable fossil fuel. However, hydrogen can also be produced biologically from renewable materials such as grasses, wood chips and various waste materials, somewhat akin to the production of ethanol from similar materials. In this presentation we will explore the state of the art of biological hydrogen production, including some recent work conducted at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland.