Bioelectrochemical Systems (BESs) to generate electric current and chemicals with microbial fuel cells (MFCs) and microbial electrolysis cells (MECs); to study ecological networks and microbial electrochenistry with 3-electrode systems; and as biosensor and biocomputing devices.
Carboxylate Platform to produce methane and carboxylates with anaerobic digesters and anaerobic fermentors; and to understand how to shape reactor microbiomes by using genomics in combination with ecology theory.
Syngas Platform to convert recalcitrant organic materials into building blocks for subsequent biological conversion into liquid fuels.Microbiome analysis to study Biogeochemistry in soil and subsurface environments and Bioaerosols in indoor environments. We are collaborating with others to develop and test Software Resources for sequencing projects with microbiomes.
Microfluidic- and Photo-bioreactors to improve bioprocessing kinetics.
Examples of Current Funded Research Projects:
Photobioreactor project with novel optics; ARPA-E-DOE; Erickson and Angenent.
Caproate project; ARO; Angenent.
Cow cooling project; NYSERDA; Angenent, Gooch, and Gebremedhin.
Weatherization of older homes - the effect on bioaerosol loads; Sloan Foundation; Angenent.
Village-scale pyrolysis project; Cornell-ACSF-Yossie Hollander; Lehmann, Angenent, Fisher, Gouldin, Lee, Center, and Place [ICRAF, Kenya].
Lars Angenent with an H-type microbial electrochemical system.