Dark Fermentation - The Best Bioprocess for Biohydrogen Production
Author: Pavitra Khurana
Hydrogen is one of the promising renewable, clean fuel for the future. The reason behind this claim is due to it's higher energy content(two times more) per kg as compared to gasoline, zero carbon emissions. There are many Thermochemical processes by which hydrogen can be produced but all of these are highly energy intensive and uses Fossil fuel as the primary source for its production, hence are not the solutions. Instead, the biological processes especially the Dark Fermentation method can become the game changer as it can use organic waste from various sources and convert it into Biohydrogen along with providing various industrially important by-products such as ethanol, acetic acid, butyric acid, etc.