Clean Energy Breakthrough: Scientists Extract Hydrogen Gas From Plants

Written by Arjun Walia

plant 2Researchers at Virginia Tech have developed a breakthrough in hydrogen energy, something that has always been known to challenge fossil fuel dominance. They have developed a process that extracts large quantities of hydrogen gas from plants in an eco-friendly and renewable way. This is yet another alternative we are now aware of that could end our dependence on fossil fuels.

Y.H. Percival Zhang is an associate professor at Virginia Tech, along with other researchers he developed a new method of using customized enzymes to produce high quantities of hydrogen out of xylose, a type of sugar that is present in plants.  The new environmentally friendly method of producing hydrogen utilizes renewable natural resources, and releases almost zero greenhouse gasses. Previous hydrogen production techniques have usually been costly and create greenhouse gasses. The discovery is a feature in an online version of the chemistry journal Angewandte Chemie, International Edition.

The high-purity hydrogen is developed under reaction conditions at 122 degrees Fahrenheit and normal atmospheric pressure. A group of enzymes that are artificially isolated from different micro-organisms that thrive at extreme temperatures are used as biocatalysts that can thrive and grow at around the boiling point of water. To liberate the hydrogen from the planet, scientists separated multiple enzymes from their native micro-organisms to make an enzyme mix that does not occur in nature. When the enzymes are combined with xylose (sugar from plant) and a polyphosphate they liberate the high volume of hydrogen from the xylose. This process results in the production of three times as much hydrogen as other hydrogen-producing microorganisms.

The energy stored in xylose splits water molecules, yielding high purity hydrogen that can be directly utilized by proton exchange membrane fuel cells. Even more appealing, this reaction occurs at low temperatures, generating hydrogen energy that is greater than the chemical energy stored in xylose and the polyphosphate. This results in an energy efficiency of more than 100 percent- a net energy gain. That means that low temperature waste heat can be used to produce high quality chemical energy hydrogen for the first time. (1)

Our new process could help end our dependence on fossil forever. Hydrogen is one of the most important biofuels of the future – Professor Zhang

The U.S. Department of Energy says that hydrogen fuel has the potential to dramatically change our planet and reduce reliance on fossil fuels. I personally believe that the U.S. Department of Energy has been active in the suppression of clean energy alternatives. It’s funny how we are made to believe that automobile manufacturers are aggressively trying to develop hydrogen fuel cells, because this type of technology has been invented in our not to distant past. Energy companies have their roots in suppression of new energy technology, and new energy initiatives. You don’t have to look too far, just look at General Electric. Nikola Tesla’s zero point energy discovery forced JP Morgan to burn down his lab. From there the Morgans, in partnership with the Rockefeller’s, developed their corporation into what it is today by having a monopoly on the necessary resources.

Unfortunately, the new energy sector is hard, if not impossible to break through. Governments, which are controlled by major corporations support traditional energy production via fossil fuel subsidies. This isn’t much of a surprise, anything that has the potential to take down the energy industry and profit has always been ‘done away’ with. This isn’t a secret anymore, and many people are waking up to the fact that these companies have the ability and resources to suppress discoveries that have the potential to change the planet Earth forever.

Collective Evolution has covered multiple alternative energy initiatives. Below is a video of Dr Brian O’leary speaking on free energy devices, also known as “zero-point” energy devices. You can read our articles on free energy by clicking here and  here.

There are so many alternative ways to generate fuel, energy and every type of  “input” we need. Yet we continue to be subject to brain washing. The same major shareholders that own big oil and energy companies also own all of our mainstream media. We continue to believe the stories and manufactured events that are presented to us without ever questioning it. But things are changing, more and more people are waking up to what already exists, and our infinite potential to create an experience that is more harmonious with the planet and our most natural state is starting to creep into our reality. Scientists have also developed a reactor that mimics plants by turning sunlight into fuel. This is another discovery that could be implemented on a mass scale simply by using the sun. You can read more about that here.

Another recent alternative energy discovery are vortex induced vibrations. Scientists developed a device that can harness energy from slow-moving rivers and ocean currents, which have the ability to power the entire planet. All that is required for the technology to work is a simple water way or sea bed. The technology can generate electricity in water flowing at a rate of less than one knot. The device is made up of cylinders that are positioned horizontal to the water flow. The cylinders create vorticies as the water flows past, which allow the cylinders to be pushed and pulled up and down. The energy this action creates can be converted to electricity. Cylinders arranged over a cubic meter of the sea or river bed in a flow of three knots can produce 51 watts. This is more efficient than similar-sized turbines or wave generators and the amount of power produced can increase extensively if the flow is faster or if more cylinders are added. You can read more about it here

Hydrogen has always had the potential to dramatically change the automobile and energy industry, as well as reduce our dependence on fossil fuels. It’s known that manufacturers and people have been developing cars that run on hydrogen fuel cells for years. Multiple inventors have been able to split water into its component elements. Stanley Meyer invented what he called a water fuel cell, a process by which electricity passed through water to produce hydrogen. He eventually died mysteriously, just like others who had the same invention. You can see some clips of Stanley below.

The only reason the pentagon flew in a lieutenant colonel to visit Mr Meyer was to determine the legitimacy of the invention and prepare him for death.

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Originally posted @ Collective Evolution


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