Engineering Biocatalytic Solar Fuel Production: The PHOTOFUEL Consortium

by Julian Wichmann, Kyle J. Lauersen, Natascia Biondi, Magnus Christensen, Tiago Guerra, Klaus Hellgardt, Simon Kühner, Markku Kuronen, Pia Lindberg, Christine Rösch, Ian S. Yunus, Patrik Jones, Peter Lindblad, Olaf Kruse
Article Year: 2021 DOI: 10.1016/j.tibtech.2021.01.003


Wichmann, J., Lauersen, K.J., Biondi, N., Christensen, M., Guerra, T., Hellgardt, K., Kuhner, S., Kuronen, M., Lindberg, P., Rosch, C., Yunus, I.S., Jones, P., Lindblad, P., Kruse, O. (2021) Engineering Biocatalytic Solar Fuel Production: The PHOTOFUEL Consortium. Trends Biotechnol, 39, 323-327.


The EU Horizon2020 consortium PHOTOFUEL joined academic and industrial partners from biology, chemistry, engineering, engine design, and lifecycle assessment, making tremendous progress to- wards engine-ready fuels from CO2 via engineered photosynthetic microbes. Technical, environmental, economic, and societal opportunities and challenges were explored to frame future technology realization at scale.


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