Current Insights to Enhance Hydrogen Production by Photosynthetic Organisms

Roshan Sharma Poudyal, Indira Tiwari, Mohammad Mahdi Najafpour, Dmitry A. Los, Robert Carpentier, Jian Ren Shen, Suleyman I. Allakhverdiev

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Hydrogen gas (H 2) is considered to be one of the most important gases on earth; it can be used as an important alternative source of renewable energy. Although the amount of this gas in the Earth's atmosphere is far less compared to other gases, H 2 can be produced in different ways either by physical, chemical, or biological reactions, or obtained from fossil fuels. It can be produced biologically by lower or higher organisms, and this can contribute as an alternative source of H 2 for future generations. For biological H 2 production, bacteria, cyanobacteria, algae, and higher plants are the major organisms that can produce pure H 2 for sustainable usage. In this chapter, we briefly review different methods of production of H 2 and focus on modern studies devoted to photosynthetic production of H 2 by algae and microorganisms.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHydrogen Science and Engineering
Subtitle of host publicationMaterials, Processes, Systems and Technology
PublisherWiley-VCH Verlag
Number of pages27
ISBN (Electronic)9783527674268
ISBN (Print)9783527332380
Publication statusPublished - Apr 29 2016


  • Biohydrogen
  • Hydrogenase
  • Microorganisms
  • Nitrogenase
  • Photosystems
  • Sunlight

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry


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