Photobiological hydrogen production and artificial photosynthesis for clean energy

From bio to nanotechnologies

K. Nath, M. M. Najafpour, R. A. Voloshin, S. E. Balaghi, E. Tyystjärvi, R. Timilsina, J. J. Eaton-Rye, T. Tomo, H. G. Nam, H. Nishihara, S. Ramakrishna, Jian-Ren Shen, Suleyman Allakhverdiev

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Abstract

Global energy demand is increasing rapidly and due to intensive consumption of different forms of fuels, there are increasing concerns over the reduction in readily available conventional energy resources. Because of the deleterious atmospheric effects of fossil fuels and the uncertainties of future energy supplies, there is a surge of interest to find environmentally friendly alternative energy sources. Hydrogen (H2) has attracted worldwide attention as a secondary energy carrier, since it is the lightest carbon-neutral fuel rich in energy per unit mass and easy to store. Several methods and technologies have been developed for H2 production, but none of them are able to replace the traditional combustion fuel used in automobiles so far. Extensively modified and renovated methods and technologies are required to introduce H2 as an alternative efficient, clean, and cost-effective future fuel. Among several emerging renewable energy technologies, photobiological H2 production by oxygenic photosynthetic microbes such as green algae and cyanobacteria or by artificial photosynthesis has attracted significant interest. In this short review, we summarize the recent progress and challenges in H2-based energy production by means of biological and artificial photosynthesis routes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)237-247
Number of pages11
JournalPhotosynthesis Research
Volume126
Issue number2-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 22 2015

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Nanotechnology
Photosynthesis
renewable energy sources
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photosynthesis
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Fossil Fuels
Automobiles
Chlorophyta
Cyanobacteria
Uncertainty
Energy resources
Carbon
Algae
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Keywords

  • Artificial photosynthesis
  • Cyanobacteria
  • Hydrogen as clean energy
  • Light-harvesting complexes
  • Nanotechnology
  • Photobiological hydrogen production

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  • Plant Science
  • Cell Biology
  • Biochemistry

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Photobiological hydrogen production and artificial photosynthesis for clean energy : From bio to nanotechnologies. / Nath, K.; Najafpour, M. M.; Voloshin, R. A.; Balaghi, S. E.; Tyystjärvi, E.; Timilsina, R.; Eaton-Rye, J. J.; Tomo, T.; Nam, H. G.; Nishihara, H.; Ramakrishna, S.; Shen, Jian-Ren; Allakhverdiev, Suleyman.

In: Photosynthesis Research, Vol. 126, No. 2-3, 22.04.2015, p. 237-247.

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Nath, K, Najafpour, MM, Voloshin, RA, Balaghi, SE, Tyystjärvi, E, Timilsina, R, Eaton-Rye, JJ, Tomo, T, Nam, HG, Nishihara, H, Ramakrishna, S, Shen, J-R & Allakhverdiev, S 2015, 'Photobiological hydrogen production and artificial photosynthesis for clean energy: From bio to nanotechnologies', Photosynthesis Research, vol. 126, no. 2-3, pp. 237-247. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11120-015-0139-4
Nath, K. ; Najafpour, M. M. ; Voloshin, R. A. ; Balaghi, S. E. ; Tyystjärvi, E. ; Timilsina, R. ; Eaton-Rye, J. J. ; Tomo, T. ; Nam, H. G. ; Nishihara, H. ; Ramakrishna, S. ; Shen, Jian-Ren ; Allakhverdiev, Suleyman. / Photobiological hydrogen production and artificial photosynthesis for clean energy : From bio to nanotechnologies. In: Photosynthesis Research. 2015 ; Vol. 126, No. 2-3. pp. 237-247.
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