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Title (Primary) Generating electric current by bioartificial photosynthesis
Title (Secondary) Bioelectrosynthesis
Author Halan, B.; Tschörtner, J.; Schmid, A.;
Publisher Harnisch, F.; Holtmann, D.;
Journal Advances in Biochemical Engineering/Biotechnology
Year 2019
Department SOMA;
Volume 167
Language englisch;
POF III (all) R61;
UFZ inventory Leipzig, Bibliothek, Hauptlesesaal, 00528511, 19-0068 DK: 541.13 Bio
Abstract

Abundant solar energy can be a sustainable source of energy. This chapter highlights recent advancements, challenges, and future scenarios in bioartificial photosynthesis, which is a new subset of bioelectrochemical systems (BESs) and technologies. BES technologies exploit the catalytic interactions between biological moieties and electrodes. At the nexus of BES and photovoltaics, this review focuses on light-harvesting technologies based on bioartificial photosynthesis. Such technologies are promising because electrical energy is generated from sunlight and water without the need for additional organic feedstock. This review focuses on photosynthetic electron generation and transfer and compares the current status of bioartificial photosynthesis with other artificial systems that mimic the chemistry of photosynthetic energy transformation.

The fundamental principles and the operation of functional units of bioartificial photosynthesis are addressed. Selected photobioelectrochemical systems employed to obtain light-driven electric currents from photosynthetic organisms are presented. The achievable current output and theoretical maxima are revisited by conceptualizing operational and process window techniques. Factors affecting overall photocurrent efficiency, performance limitations, and scaleup bottlenecks are highlighted in view of enhancing the energy conversion efficiency of photobioelectrochemical systems. To finish, the challenges associated with bioartificial photosynthetic technologies are outlined.

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Persistent UFZ Identifier http://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=20939&ufzPublicationIdentifier=21328
Halan, B., Tschörtner, J., Schmid, A. (2019):
Generating electric current by bioartificial photosynthesis
In: Harnisch, F., Holtmann, D. (eds.)
Bioelectrosynthesis
Adv. Biochem. Eng. Biotechnol. 167
Springer Nature, p. 361 - 393