Advancement of renewable energy technologies via artificial and microalgae photosynthesis

Youping Xie, Kuan Shiong Khoo, Kit Wayne Chew, Vishno Vardhan Devadas, Sue Jiun Phang, Hooi Ren Lim, Saravanan Rajendran, Pau Loke Show

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There has been an urgent need to tackle global climate change and replace conventional fuels with alternatives from sustainable sources. This has led to the emergence of bioenergy sources like biofuels and biohydrogen extracted from microalgae biomass. Microalgae takes up carbon dioxide and absorbs sunlight, as part of its photosynthesis process, for growth and producing useful compounds for renewable energy. While, the developments in artificial photosynthesis to a chemical process that biomimics the natural photosynthesis process to fix CO2 in the air. However, the artificial photosynthesis technology is still being investigated for its implementation in large scale production. Microalgae photosynthesis can provide the same advantages as artificial photosynthesis, along with the prospect of having final microalgae products suitable for various application. There are significant potential to adapt either microalgae photosynthesis or artificial photosynthesis to reduce the CO2 in the climate and contribute to a cleaner and green cultivation method.

Original languageBritish English
Article number127830
JournalBioresource Technology
StatePublished - Nov 2022


  • Artificial photosynthesis
  • Bioenergy production
  • Future energy sources
  • Microalgae Photosynthesis


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