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Microbial Utilization of Electricity

IntroductionThe promotion of reductive processes in a biological system requires an electrochemical bioreactor system having a cathode compartment equipped with a cathode and an anode compartment equipped with an anode. The cathode and anode compartments are separated by a cation selective membrane, such that the cathode and anode are connected by a...
Published: 5/19/2011   |   Inventor(s): J. Gregory Zeikus, Doo Hyun Park, Hyoun Shin, Mahendra Jain
Keywords(s): Biofuel Cell, Bioreactor Category(s): Energy, Electrical

Microbial Fuel Cells for Efficient Bioenergy Conversion

IntroductionMicrobial fuel cells (MFC), or electrochemical or biological cells, are used to convert biomass material into liquid fuel and ultimately into electricity. They convert chemical energy into electrical energy through the catalytic reaction of micro-organisms. This process occurs in nature, and researchers have had difficulty effectively and...
Published: 5/19/2011   |   Inventor(s): Gemma Reguera, Allison Speers, Jenna Young
Keywords(s): Bioelectricity, Biomass Ethanol, Bioreactor Category(s): Biotechnology, Energy