The importance of biological solar energy conversion to hydrogen is discussed from the viewpoint of energy and entropy. The historical view of the nature of the present system clarifies its limitations and the necessity for a brand-new energy accumulation technology, replacing the Industrial Revolution-based one. The capability of biological energy conversion system is described.
KeywordsHydrogen Production Photosynthetic Bacterium Uptake Hydrogenase Quantum Requirement Light Energy Conversion
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