Chapter 19. Engineering Photosynthesis for H2 Production from H2O: Cyanobacteria as Design Organisms

  1. Alain A. Vertès2,
  2. Nasib Qureshi3,
  3. Hans P. Blaschek4 and
  4. Hideaki Yukawa5
  1. Nadine Waschewski,
  2. Gábor Bernát and
  3. Matthias Rögner

Published Online: 12 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470750025.ch19

Biomass to Biofuels: Strategies for Global Industries

Biomass to Biofuels: Strategies for Global Industries

How to Cite

Waschewski, N., Bernát, G. and Rögner, M. (2010) Engineering Photosynthesis for H2 Production from H2O: Cyanobacteria as Design Organisms, in Biomass to Biofuels: Strategies for Global Industries (eds A. A. Vertès, N. Qureshi, H. P. Blaschek and H. Yukawa), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470750025.ch19

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Sloan Fellowship, London Business School, UK

  2. 3

    Bioenergy Research, United States Department of Agriculture, National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, Peoria, IL, USA

  3. 4

    Center for Advanced BioEnergy Research, Department of Food Science & Human Nutrition and The Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA

  4. 5

    Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology Group, Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth (RITE), Kyoto, Japan

Author Information

  1. Plant Biochemistry, Faculty of Biology & Biotechnology, Ruhr University Bochum, Bochum, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 JAN 2010
  2. Published Print: 15 JAN 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470513125

Online ISBN: 9780470750025

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Keywords:

  • engineering photosynthesis for H2 production from H2O - cyanobacteria as design organisms;
  • three basic approaches for hydrogen production by light-driven water-oxidation;
  • three biological/bioinspired approaches in hydrogen production from water by (sun)light;
  • designing hydrogen-producing (cyano-) bacterial cell;
  • engineering whole cells for H2-production;
  • strategies for ET design - increased PS2/PS1 ratio and higher linear electron flow;
  • engineering environment of cells - reactor design;
  • limit of natural systems;
  • design of cost-effective photobioreactors

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Basic Idea: Why Hydrogen from Water?

  • Realization: Three Mutually Supporting Strategies

  • The Biological Strategy: How to Design a Hydrogen-Producing (Cyano-) Bacterial Cell

  • Engineering the Environment of the Cells: Reactor Design

  • How Much Can We Expect? The Limit of Natural Systems

  • Perspective

  • Acknowledgments

  • References