The use and misuse of photosynthesis in the quest for novel methods to harness solar energy to make fuel

Cogdell, R.J., Gardiner, A.T., Molina-Sanchez, P.I. and Cronin, L. (2013) The use and misuse of photosynthesis in the quest for novel methods to harness solar energy to make fuel. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 371(1996), p. 20110603. (doi:10.1098/rsta.2011.0603)

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Abstract

This short review will illustrate that photosynthesis can provide a real contribution towards our sustain- able, green fuel requirements in the future. However, it is argued that the focus on biofuels is misplaced and that, in the longer term, investment in artificial photosynthesis will prove much more beneficial.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Molina-Sanchez, Mr Pedro and Cogdell, Professor Richard and Gardiner, Dr Alastair and Cronin, Professor Leroy
Authors: Cogdell, R.J., Gardiner, A.T., Molina-Sanchez, P.I., and Cronin, L.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Molecular Cell and Systems Biology
College of Science and Engineering > School of Chemistry
Journal Name:Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
Publisher:Royal Society
ISSN:1364-503X
ISSN (Online):1471-2962

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