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Photofermentation is the fermentative conversion of organic substrate to biohydrogen manifested by a diverse group of photosynthetic bacteria by a series of biochemical reactions involving three steps similar to anaerobic conversion. Photofermentation differs from dark fermentation because it only proceeds in the presence of light.
For example photo-fermentation with Rhodobacter sphaeroides SH2C (or many other purple non-sulfur bacteria) can be employed to convert small molecular fatty acids into hydrogen and other products.
- Dark fermentation
- Fermentative hydrogen production
- Fermentation (biochemistry)
- Hydrogen production
- Photochemical reaction
- Microbial fuel cell
- Redwood MD, Paterson-Beedle M & Macaskie LE (2008). Integrating dark and light biohydrogen production strategies: towards the hydrogen economy. Rev Environ Sci Bio/Technol in press. doi:10.1007/s11157-008-9144-9
- High hydrogen yield from a two-step process of dark-and photo-fermentation of sucrose
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- Photo fermentation
- Enhancing phototropic hydrogen production by solid-carrier assisted fermentation and internal optical-fiber illumination
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