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Scientists Make Advances in Extracting Hydrogen

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Scientists Make Advances in Extracting Hydrogen

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Scientists Make Advances in Extracting Hydrogen

Scientists Make Advances in Extracting Hydrogen

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Zina Deretsky/National Science Foundation
Graphic showing how new hydrogen extraction method works.
Zina Deretsky/National Science Foundation

Researchers have developed a more efficient way to extract hydrogen from biological materials using a bacterial fuel cell. Bruce Logan, one of the scientists working on the project, discusses the efforts and whether the new method might change the debate over biofuels.

Guest:

Bruce Logan, director of the Hydrogen Energy Center and professor of environmental engineering at Pennsylvania State University