Concluding remarks and future perspectives: Looking back and moving forward

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This concluding chapter offers a perspective on photosynthesis research that is both historical and forward-looking. It imagines a future where a significant fraction of our energy demands are supplied by technologies inspired by photosynthesis. However, many scientific, engineering and policy challenges must be addressed for this realization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPhotosynthesis
Subtitle of host publicationStructures, Mechanisms, and Applications
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9783319488738
ISBN (Print)9783319488714
StatePublished - May 16 2017


  • Artificial photosynthesis
  • Carbon dioxide
  • Catalyst
  • Earth-abundant
  • Electrochemistry
  • Nanomaterial
  • Renewable energy
  • Solar energy storage
  • Water splitting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences
  • General Engineering
  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology


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