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Improvement of Photobiological Hydrogen Production

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073). This special issue belongs to the section "A5: Hydrogen Energy".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2021) | Viewed by 405

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Laboratoire de Chimie et Biologie des Métaux (UMR 5249 CNRS-CEA-UGA), DRF/DIESE/IRIG/CBM, CEA-Grenoble, 17 rue des Martyrs, 38054 Grenoble Cedex 9, France
Interests: photohydrogen production; photofermentation; photocatalysis; modeling of hydrogen production; metabolic engineering

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The Guest Editor is inviting submissions to a Special Issue on “Improvement of Photobiological Hydrogen Production”.

Photobiological hydrogen production enables the generation of a clean energy vector from renewable materials using solar power. However, in spite of this attractive feature, so far, there have not yet been any large-scale industrial applications of this process. Economic considerations are clearly important, but costs are hard to evaluate until pilot-scale photobioreactors become available. Furthermore, environmental factors such as waste removal and carbon capture need to be taken into account. The purpose of this Special Issue is to illustrate the wide range of approaches available to improve photobiological hydrogen production, including the use of bioinspired artificial and hybrid systems, metabolic engineering and modeling, process engineering, and bioreactor design. Research on H2-producing enzymes and photosynthetic microorganisms (microalgae and photofermentative bacteria) will be covered, and both original research papers and review articles will be considered. In addition to providing an overview of state-of-the-art research in this field, authors will be encouraged to give their perspectives for future research and development. This will hopefully provide a template for identifying and overcoming the technological barriers to large-scale production, either as a primary energy source in fuel cells or as an intermediate in chemical processes.

Dr. John C. Willison
Guest Editor

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  • photobiological hydrogen production
  • solar energy
  • renewable energy
  • water photolysis
  • waste removal
  • bioinspired artificial catalysts
  • hybrid systems
  • H2-evolving enzymes
  • photosynthetic microorganisms
  • microalgae
  • purple non-sulfur bacteria
  • photofermentation
  • metabolic engineering
  • metabolic modeling
  • process engineering
  • optimization
  • photobioreactor design

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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