Our Research

Given the problems of Global Climate Change and Energy security, it makes sense to become energy independent with clean technologies.

Hydrogen@Home studies clean technologies for the production of hydrogen for energy purposes. Hydrogen used in fuel cell technologies has zero emissions of greenhouse gases. However, the most economical method of producing hydrogen (Methane Reformation) produces greenhouse gases.

Ideally, hydrogen from water has the potential to produce no greenhouse gases. One approach, is studying photo-biological systems to find highly efficient methods of producing hydrogen. Already researchers have identified photosynthetic bacteria capable of such reactions.

Hydrogen@Home attempts to predict previously uncharacterized catalytic interactions of biological catalysts. It attempts to find the most efficient method of producing hydrogen.

To achieve these goals, Hydrogen@Home simulates interactions of 3D structures of proteins and substrate. Structures are obtained from Research Collaboratory for Structural Bioinformatics (RCSB).

All Software used in this project is licensed under GPL.