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Title: Microbial electro-photosynthesis

Abstract

Methods and apparatus for growing photosynthetic organisms lacking Photosystem II (PSII) function using externally supplied electrons shuttled into the organism using redox mediators to improve photosynthetic output and to produce and recover chemicals of interest. By removing PSII, all PAR photons are funneled toward Photosystem I, thereby significantly increasing the theoretical photon utilization efficiency for CO2 fixation, energy storage and the capacity to synthesize valuable chemicals. Additional genetic modification can be performed to insert or enhance specific metabolic pathways to generate products of commercial interest.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Arizona State Univ., Scottsdale, AZ (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1568739
Patent Number(s):
10,385,304
Application Number:
14/972,977
Assignee:
Arizona Board of Regents on behalf of Arizona State University (Scottsdale, AZ)
DOE Contract Number:  
SC0001016
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 12/17/2015
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Citation Formats

Flory, Justin, Fromme, Petra, Vermaas, Willem, Rittman, Bruce, Torres, Cesar, Moore, Thomas, and Moore, Ana. Microbial electro-photosynthesis. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
Flory, Justin, Fromme, Petra, Vermaas, Willem, Rittman, Bruce, Torres, Cesar, Moore, Thomas, & Moore, Ana. Microbial electro-photosynthesis. United States.
Flory, Justin, Fromme, Petra, Vermaas, Willem, Rittman, Bruce, Torres, Cesar, Moore, Thomas, and Moore, Ana. Tue . "Microbial electro-photosynthesis". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1568739.
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abstractNote = {Methods and apparatus for growing photosynthetic organisms lacking Photosystem II (PSII) function using externally supplied electrons shuttled into the organism using redox mediators to improve photosynthetic output and to produce and recover chemicals of interest. By removing PSII, all PAR photons are funneled toward Photosystem I, thereby significantly increasing the theoretical photon utilization efficiency for CO2 fixation, energy storage and the capacity to synthesize valuable chemicals. Additional genetic modification can be performed to insert or enhance specific metabolic pathways to generate products of commercial interest.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2019},
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