The Solar Bio-fuels consortium: Developing advanced bio-fuel production systems

Hankamer, B., Schenk, P., Marx, U., Posten, C. and Kruse, O. (2007). The Solar Bio-fuels consortium: Developing advanced bio-fuel production systems. In: Photosynthesis Research: Abstracts: 14th International Congress of Photosynthesis. 14th International Congress of Photosynthesis, Glasgow, Scotland, (136-136). 22-27 July 2007. doi:10.1007/s11120-007-9197-6

Author Hankamer, B.
Schenk, P.
Marx, U.
Posten, C.
Kruse, O.
Title of paper The Solar Bio-fuels consortium: Developing advanced bio-fuel production systems
Conference name 14th International Congress of Photosynthesis
Conference location Glasgow, Scotland
Conference dates 22-27 July 2007
Proceedings title Photosynthesis Research: Abstracts: 14th International Congress of Photosynthesis   Check publisher's open access policy
Journal name Photosynthesis Research   Check publisher's open access policy
Place of Publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publisher Springer
Publication Year 2007
DOI 10.1007/s11120-007-9197-6
ISSN 0166-8595
Volume 91
Issue 2-3
Start page 136
End page 136
Total pages 1
Language eng
Abstract/Summary The recent Stern Review (The Economics of Climate Change) [1] and the 2007 reports by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change have left little doubt that rapid action is needed to develop CO2 free energy technologies. Indeed to stay below atmospheric CO2 levels of 450ppm, which is widely seen as the highest safe CO2 option, requires the installation of ~11TW-yr CO2 free energy capacity by 2025 (Compared with a total global energy demand of ~13 TW-yr). Currently fuels make up ~67% of the global energy market (Total global energy market =13 TW-yr) [2]. In contrast global electricity demand accounts for only 33%. Yet despite the importance of fuels, almost all CO2 free energy production systems under development are designed to drive electricity generation (e.g. clean-coal technology, nuclear, photovoltaic & wind). In contrast, and indeed almost uniquely, bio-fuels also target the much larger fuel market and so in the future, will play an increasingly important role. Photosynthesis is central to all biofuel production (bio-diesel, bio-ethanol, bio-H2, bio-methane, biomass-to liquid (BTL). Here the advances made by the Solar-Biofuels Consortium at the level of light harvesting antenna engineering, metabonomics, the development of alternative fuels streams, enhanced bio-H2 production and the development of large bioreactors will be presented
Subjects 1003 Industrial Biotechnology
Keyword Biofuel
Solar energy
Q-Index Code EX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown
Additional Notes Session PS1 - Bioenergy. -- PS1.3

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