Current Insights to Enhance Hydrogen Production by Photosynthetic Organisms

Roshan Sharma Poudyal, Indira Tiwari, Mohammad Mahdi Najafpour, Dmitry A. Los, Robert Carpentier, Jian Ren Shen, Suleyman I. Allakhverdiev

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    Abstract

    Hydrogen gas (H 2) is considered to be one of the most important gases on earth; it can be used as an important alternative source of renewable energy. Although the amount of this gas in the Earth's atmosphere is far less compared to other gases, H 2 can be produced in different ways either by physical, chemical, or biological reactions, or obtained from fossil fuels. It can be produced biologically by lower or higher organisms, and this can contribute as an alternative source of H 2 for future generations. For biological H 2 production, bacteria, cyanobacteria, algae, and higher plants are the major organisms that can produce pure H 2 for sustainable usage. In this chapter, we briefly review different methods of production of H 2 and focus on modern studies devoted to photosynthetic production of H 2 by algae and microorganisms.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationHydrogen Science and Engineering
    Subtitle of host publicationMaterials, Processes, Systems and Technology
    PublisherWiley-VCH Verlag
    Pages461-487
    Number of pages27
    Volume1
    ISBN (Electronic)9783527674268
    ISBN (Print)9783527332380
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 29 2016

    Keywords

    • Biohydrogen
    • Hydrogenase
    • Microorganisms
    • Nitrogenase
    • Photosystems
    • Sunlight

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Chemistry(all)

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