The Science of Biohydrogen

An Energetic View
  • Jun Miyake


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.


Hydrogen Production Photosynthetic Bacterium Uptake Hydrogenase Quantum Requirement Light Energy Conversion 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jun Miyake
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  1. 1.National Institute for Advanced Interdisciplinary Research and National Institute of Biological Science and Human-Technology Agency of Industrial Science and Technology Ministry of International Trade and IndustryIbarakiJapan

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