Special Issue "Bioelectrochemical Systems for Light Energy Conversion"

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073). This special issue belongs to the section "Solar Energy and Photovoltaic Systems".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Galina Pankratova
Guest Editor
National Centre for Nano Fabrication and Characterization, Technical University of Denmark, ├śrsteds Plads, Building 345B, room 149, 2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark
Interests: (bio)electrochemistry; microbial electrochemistry; photobioelectrochemistry; (bio)solar cells; electroactive biofilm; extracellular electron transfer mechanisms.

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The rising environmental concerns have stimulated a considerable focus towards sustainable energy and green chemistry production. Light-driven bioelectrocatalysis is a multidisciplinary and timely subject considering a number of bioelements, from photosynthetic proteins to entire microorganisms. It holds a great potential for sustainable electrical energy generation, biosensing and bioproduction of chemicals and fuels.

This Special Issue aims to present a collection of high-quality papers highlighting the latest research on the light harvesting bioelectrochemical systems and on the underlying electron transfer processes.

We encourage research groups to contribute to the Special Issue with original research and review papers that address photosynthetic proteins, membranes, organelles and whole cell photobiolectrochemistry, biophotovoltaics and photosynthetic microbial fuel cells, considering natural and engineered photobiocatalysts, new electrode materials and their various designs and architectures, advanced mediators and surface modifications for improved operational performance of photobioelectrodes and complete biodevices. We particularly welcome studies that expand our understanding of electron transfer processes and fundamental mechanisms occurring at the biocatalyst–electrode interface.

Dr. Galina Pankratova
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Energies is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • biophotoelectrochemistry
  • biophotovoltaics
  • photosynthetic microbial fuel cells
  • light-to-electricity conversion
  • light-to-biofuel conversion
  • photobiocatalysts
  • electron transfer

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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