Enzymes photosynthesizing fuels, organic chemical industrial feedstocks, and bulk macronutrients (fats, sugars and amino acids) from air, seawater and sunlight will be readily developed by mechanomeric selection (MeSe).

I've outlined the basics of such photosynthesis here at


And I just expanded that with some additional observations on my "MeSeBlog" at


Basically, I've added four observations to the original paper referred/linked to above, on the photosynthetic frequencies that should (and should not) be used, on decentralization of artificial photosynthesis, and on the utilities of the artificial photosyntheses of glucose and lignin:

Such photosynthesis should not use the ordinary biological photosynthetic frequencies (blue and red) on land, to avoid competition with natural photosynthesis, and should probably best use solar UV both on land and at sea, to avoid such competition and since UV penetrates cloud well and is high-energy.

Such photosynthesis should be as decentralized as possible (eg, every building/complex, municipality, etc., should generate its own fuel as much as possible, for electrical and vehicle-fleet use), not least in implementation in the form of specialized ocean-going photosynthetic barge-fleets (which barges should be transparently-bottomed, to allow unused sunlight to pass through).

One of the most important artificial photosynthetic products will be glucose, for use not only as a bulk macronutrient and general biomolecule-synthetic precursor but in cellophane (biodegradable bagging/wrapping plastic), (cellulose) paper, and the textile rayon.

And another will be lignin monomers or equivalents for use in lignin/artificial-wood syntheses for light and medium construction.

I coined the word "photonomy" to describe the sustainable photosynthetic economy, which seems to me to be the most suggestive and euphonious in English anyway, in spite of its mixed Greek-Latin etymology, but apparently the word has been coined at least once before with precisely this meaning, by "S. Chelydra" at


Let the towers rise and the barges be launched!


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Publications by A. Paszternák:

Smartphone-Based Extension of the Curcumin/Cellophane pH Sensing Method

Pd/Ni Synergestic Activity for Hydrogen Oxidation Reaction in Alkaline Conditions

The potential use of cellophane test strips for the quick determination of food colours

pH and CO2 Sensing by Curcumin-Coloured Cellophane Test Strip

Polymeric Honeycombs Decorated by Nickel Nanoparticles

Directed Deposition of Nickel Nanoparticles Using Self-Assembled Organic Template,

Organometallic deposition of ultrasmooth nanoscale Ni film,

Zigzag-shaped nickel nanowires via organometallic template-free route

Surface analytical characterization of passive iron surface modified by alkyl-phosphonic acid layers

Atomic Force Microscopy Studies of Alkyl-Phosphonate SAMs on Mica

Amorphous iron formation due to low energy heavy ion implantation in evaporated 57Fe thin films

Surface modification of passive iron by alkylphosphonic acid layers

Formation and structure of alkylphosphonic acid layers on passive iron

Structure of the nonionic surfactant triethoxy monooctylether C8E3 adsorbed at the free water surface, as seen from surface tension measurements and Monte Carlo simulations

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