A Bio-Based Fuel Cell for Distributed Energy Generation

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The technology we propose consists primarily of an improved design for increasing the energy density of a certain class of bio-fuel cell (BFC). The BFCs we consider are those which harvest electrons produced by microorganisms during their metabolism of organic substrates (e.g. glucose, acetate). We estimate that our technology will significantly enhance power production (per unit volume) of these BFCs, to the point where they could be employed as stand-alone systems for distributed energy generation.

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Terrinoni, Anthony & Gifford, Sean June 30, 2008.

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The technology we propose consists primarily of an improved design for increasing the energy density of a certain class of bio-fuel cell (BFC). The BFCs we consider are those which harvest electrons produced by microorganisms during their metabolism of organic substrates (e.g. glucose, acetate). We estimate that our technology will significantly enhance power production (per unit volume) of these BFCs, to the point where they could be employed as stand-alone systems for distributed energy generation.

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  • Report No.: DOE/GO/16047-1
  • Grant Number: FG36-06GO16047
  • DOI: 10.2172/933041 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 933041
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc899891

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Terrinoni, Anthony & Gifford, Sean. A Bio-Based Fuel Cell for Distributed Energy Generation, report, June 30, 2008; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc899891/: accessed January 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.