Preface: photosynthesis and hydrogen energy research for sustainability

Tatsuya Tomo, Suleyman Allakhverdiev

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Energy supply, climate change, and global food security are among the main chalenges facing humanity in the twenty-first century. Despite global energy demand is continuing to increase, the availability of low cost energy is decreasing. Together with the urgent problem of climate change due to CO2 release from the combustion of fossil fuels, there is a strong requirement of developing the clean and renewable energy system for the hydrogen production. Solar fuel, biofuel, and hydrogen energy production gained unlimited possibility and feasibility due to understanding of the detailed photosynthetic system structures. This special issue contains selected papers on photosynthetic and biomimetic hydrogen production presented at the International Conference “Photosynthesis Research for Sustainability–2016”, that was held in Pushchino (Russia), during June 19–25, 2016, with the sponsorship of the International Society of Photosynthesis Research (ISPR) and of the International Association for Hydrogen Energy (IAHE). This issue is intended to provide recent information on the photosynthetic and biohydrogen production to our readers.

Original languageEnglish
JournalPhotosynthesis Research
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Artificial photosynthesis
  • Hydrogen energy
  • International conference
  • Photosynthesis
  • Renewable energy
  • Water oxidation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Plant Science
  • Cell Biology

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