Special Issue "Photosynthesis and Biological Hydrogen Production"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2015).
Professor Patrick Hallenbeck
1. Département de Microbiologie, Infectiologie et immunologie, Université de Montréal, CP 6128 Succursale Centre-ville, Montréal, Québec, Canada H3C 3J7
2. Life Sciences Research Center, Department of Biology, United States Air Force Academy, 2355 Faculty Drive, USAF Academy, Colorado 80840, USA
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Assistant Guest Editor
Ms. Khorcheska Batyrova
Département de Microbiologie, Infectiologie et immunologie, Université de Montréal, CP 6128 Succursale Centre-ville, Montréal, Québec, Canada H3C 3J7
It is widely recognized that the world is overly dependent on fossil fuels for its critical energy needs, leading to the drastic consequences of climate change and the increasingly difficult exploitation of remaining fossil fuel reserves. Multiple responses will be needed to meet these challenges, including increased conservation and the development of a variety of renewable energy sources; wind, hydro and solar. Biological photosynthetic systems offer the capacity to capture a large portion of the enormous solar flux that reaches our planet and convert it to useful biofuels. Developing biological systems for the effective conversion of solar energy to fuels requires extensive R&D in a variety of areas, from increasing the fundamental knowledge about photosynthesis and cellular metabolism to bioreactor and bioprocess engineering. Among the different possible biofuels, hydrogen offers both a number of distinct advantages as well as a number of technical challenges. Over the past several decades, a significant number of researchers working in different disciplines; microbiology, biochemistry, chemical and materials sciences engineering, have helped bring this field to its current level of maturity. This special issue will bring together review articles by well-known scientists on the different aspects of photosynthesis and biological hydrogen production including current status and remaining challenges.
Prof. Patrick C. Hallenbeck
Ms. Batyrova Khorcheska
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- renewable energy
- biological hydrogen production
- biological solar energy conversion
- dark fermentation
- metabolic engineering
- green algae, cyanobacteria
- lignocellulosic conversion