所属 神奈川大学 理学部 生物科学科
|標題||How close we are to achieving commercially viable large-scale photobiological hydrogen production by cyanobacteria: A review of the biological aspects|
|著者・共著者||Hidehiro Sakurai, Hajime Masukawa, Masaharu Kitashima, Kazuhito Inoue|
|概要||Photobiological production of H2 by cyanobacteria is considered to be an
ideal source of renewable energy because the inputs, water and sunlight, are abundant.
The products of photobiological systems are H2 and O2; the H2 can be used as the energy source of fuel cells, etc., which generate electricity at high efficiencies and minimal pollution, as the waste product is H2O. In this paper we will: briefly review some of the necessary conditions for economical production, summarize the reports of photobiological H2 production by cyanobacteria, present our schemes for future production, and discuss the necessity for further progress in the research needed to achieve commercially viable large-scale H2 production.