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Design, Engineering, and Construction of Photosynthetic Microbial Cell Factories for Renewable Solar Fuel Production
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Chemistry, Department of Chemistry - Ångström, Molecular Biomimetics.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Chemistry, Department of Chemistry - Ångström, Molecular Biomimetics.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Chemistry, Department of Chemistry - Ångström, Molecular Biomimetics.
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2012 (English)In: Ambio, ISSN 0044-7447, E-ISSN 1654-7209, Vol. 41, no Suppl 2, 163-168 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

There is an urgent need to develop sustainable solutions to convert solar energy into energy carriers used in the society. In addition to solar cells generating electricity, there are several options to generate solar fuels. This paper outlines and discusses the design and engineering of photosynthetic microbial systems for the generation of renewable solar fuels, with a focus on cyanobacteria. Cyanobacteria are prokaryotic microorganisms with the same type of photosynthesis as higher plants. Native and engineered cyanobacteria have been used by us and others as model systems to examine, demonstrate, and develop photobiological H-2 production. More recently, the production of carbon-containing solar fuels like ethanol, butanol, and isoprene have been demonstrated. We are using a synthetic biology approach to develop efficient photosynthetic microbial cell factories for direct generation of biofuels from solar energy. Present progress and advances in the design, engineering, and construction of such cyanobacterial cells for the generation of a portfolio of solar fuels, e. g., hydrogen, alcohols, and isoprene, are presented and discussed. Possibilities and challenges when introducing and using synthetic biology are highlighted.

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2012. Vol. 41, no Suppl 2, 163-168 p.
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Cyanobacteria, Design and engineering, Renewable energy, Microbial cells, Solar fuels, Synthetic biology
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Chemical Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-180296DOI: 10.1007/s13280-012-0274-5ISI: 000307284900014OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-180296DiVA: diva2:549088
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JSPS-RSAS Joint Conference "Capturing the Sun" in Stockholm, Sweden, May 30–31, 2011
Available from: 2012-09-03 Created: 2012-09-03 Last updated: 2017-12-07Bibliographically approved

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