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Author National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Research Frontiers in Bioinspired Energy, author

Title Research frontiers in bioinspired energy : molecular-level learning from natural systems, report of a workshop / Committee on Research Frontiers in Bioinspired Energy, Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies
Published Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, [2012]
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Description 1 online resource (1 PDF file (xii, 69 pages)) : illustrations
Contents Introduction -- Summary of speaker presentations -- Summary of key breakout discussion topics -- Appendix A : Statement of task -- Appendix B : Workshop agenda -- Appendix C : Biographical information -- Appendix D : Workshop attendees
Summary In May 2007, the National Academies Chemical Sciences Roundtable held a public workshop on the topic of Bioinspired Chemistry for Energy, where government, academic, and industry representatives discussed promising research developments in solar-generated fuels, hydrogen-processing enzymes, artificial photosynthetic systems, and biological-based fuel cells. Workshop participants identified the need for a follow-up activity that would explore bioinspired energy processes in more depth and involve a wider array of disciplines as speakers and participants. Particularly, workshop participants stressed the importance of holding a workshop that would include more researchers from the biological sciences and engineering, as well as those involved in technological advances that enable progress in understanding these systems. Building upon the 2007 workshop, the National Academies Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology convened the Committee on Research Frontiers in Bioinspired Energy to organize a second workshop in 2011 which, according to the statement of task, would explore the molecular-level frontiers of energy processes in nature through an interactive, multidisciplinary, and public format. Specifically, the committee was charged to feature invited presentations and include discussion of key biological energy capture, storage, and transformation processes; gaps in knowledge and barriers to transitioning the current state of knowledge into applications; and underdeveloped research opportunities that might exist beyond disciplinary boundaries. Research Frontiers in Bioinspired Energy is an account of what occurred at the 2011 workshop, and does not attempt to present any consensus findings or recommendations of the workshop participants. It summarizes the views expressed by workshop participants, and while the committee is responsible for the overall quality and accuracy of the report as a record of what transpired at the workshop, the views contained in the report are not necessarily those of the committee
Notes Title from PDF title page
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes This study was supported by the U.S. Department of Energy under Award DE-SC0002584 and the National Science Foundation under Grant CBET-0948076
Description based on version viewed May 2, 2014
Subject Biomass energy -- Research -- United States -- Congresses.
Biomimicry -- Research -- United States -- Congresses.
Energy development -- Research -- United States -- Congresses.
Renewable energy sources -- Research -- United States -- Congresses.
Energy-Generating Resources.
Biochemical Phenomena.
Biotechnology -- methods.
United States.
Genre/Form Congress.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author National Academies Press (U.S.), issuing body
Research Frontiers in Bioinspired Energy: Molecular-Level Learning from Natural Systems (Workshop) (2011 : Washington, D.C.)
ISBN 0309220440