Engineering Biocatalytic Solar Fuel Production: The PHOTOFUEL Consortium

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*

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The EU Horizon2020 consortium PHOTOFUEL joined academic and industrial partners from biology, chemistry, engineering, engine design, and lifecycle assessment, making tremendous progress towards 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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)323-327
Number of pages5
JournalTrends in biotechnology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2021

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  • engine tests
  • fuels
  • lifecycle assessment
  • photo-biomanufacturing
  • techno-economic analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Bioengineering


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