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Electrochemically-assisted microbial production of hydrogen from biomass sugars

 

Overcoming metabolic constraints of biological hydrogen production from biomass sugars by electrochemically-assisted hydrogen production in microbial fuel cells

PI: Lars Angenent

ARS ADODR USDA

Summary:

Operate microbial fuel cells (MFCs) with selected electrochemically-active isolates oxidizing biomass sugars in the anode chamber and an electrochemically-assisted electrolysis step producing hydrogen in the cathode chamber. We will carry out the necessary electrochemical and chemical analysis to determine maximum hydrogen yields from different sugars.

 

Co-workers:

Jeff Fornero

Miriam Rosenbaum