Trent Nguyen says he's sitting on one powerful gene.
Nguyen, CEO of Genexinh, says his company has discovered a gene that produces a protein that can split water molecules into hydrogen and oxygen. The electron can subsequently be stripped from the hydrogen molecules. In other words, it's a gene that can make electricity with very little energy and expense.
One of the big knocks against using hydrogen as a fuel source is the cost and energy required to produce it. Currently, manufacturers mix methane and oxygen at high temperatures. For every 1 kilogram of hydrogen produced, the reaction … Read more