This chapter summarises the key findings of this thesis, placing them in a wider context. Exemplified by the metalloenzymes studied in this work, the author highlights important properties of future solar conversion systems: these must include fast and efficient catalysts using abundant elements, and the ability of charge separation and transport, i.e. shuttling photo-generated electrons and holes away from the interface to the respective catalytic centres while retarding destructive recombination. New directions in artificial photosynthesis research are being identified, and how enzymes may lead the way toward solar-driven transformations yielding products of greater value than simple fuel-molecules.
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