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All the papers presented, along with recommendations for future research, are set out in these proceedings of the final workshop of the 1985-1989 non-nuclear R&D programme for the development of renewable energy sources. The multidisciplinary nature of this research group is emphasised and it is pointed out that the collaborative work on the generation of photocurrents via photosystem particles deposited on dye-sensitised TiO(2) electrodes is a good illustration of the application of photobiology, photochemistry (dye sensitization) and photoelectrochemistry in one field of research. It is significant that the crystal structures of both the photosynthetic bacterial reaction centre and the ribulose bisphosphate carboxylase, the enzyme which catalyses CO(2) fixation in photo-synthesis, are now known. Both these developments occurred in Europe. The time is ripe for devising biomimetic systems for light harvesting and charge separation on the one hand and catalytic reduction of CO(2) on the other. There is renewed interest in hydrogen energy research in Japan, the United States, West Germany, the Soviet Union and the IEA (International Energy Agency). The increased concern for the environment and the role of renewable fuels, especially hydrogen in the long term, are important factors in the worldwide interest in photoproduction of hydrogen.

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Authors: HALL D O, Kings College, London (GB);GRASSI G (EDITORS), CEC, Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 12529 EN (1989) 304 pp.
Availability: Available from Elsevier Science Publishers Ltd., Crown House, Linton Road, Barking, Essex IG11 8JU (GB)
ISBN: ISBN 1-85166-424-6
Record Number: 198911157 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en