Biocatalytic conversion of sunlight and carbon dioxide to solar fuels and chemicals

Yau, Mandy Ching Man, Hayes, Martin and Kalathil, Shafeer (2022) Biocatalytic conversion of sunlight and carbon dioxide to solar fuels and chemicals. RSC Advances, 12 (26). pp. 16396-16411. ISSN 2046-2069

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This review discusses the progress in the assembly of photosynthetic biohybrid systems using enzymes and microbes as the biocatalysts which are capable of utilising light to reduce carbon dioxide to solar fuels. We begin by outlining natural photosynthesis, an inspired biomachinery to develop artificial photosystems, and the rationale and motivation to advance and introduce biological substrates to create more novel, and efficient, photosystems. The case studies of various approaches to the development of CO2-reducing microbial semi-artificial photosystems are also summarised, showcasing a variety of methods for hybrid microbial photosystems and their potential. Finally, approaches to investigate the relatively ambiguous electron transfer mechanisms in such photosystems are discussed through the presentation of spectroscopic techniques, eventually leading to what this will mean for the future of microbial hybrid photosystems.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Funding information: This work was supported by Research England (E3) Grant.
Subjects: F100 Chemistry
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Applied Sciences
Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 25 May 2022 15:33
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2022 08:15

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