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Microbial Electrosynthesis of Methane: Challenges and Recent Progresses

[ Vol. 3 , Issue. 3 ]

Author(s):

M.G. Buonomenna   Pages 235 - 250 ( 16 )

Abstract:


Microbial electrosynthesis (MES), a process that uses electricity as energy source for driving the production of chemicals and fuels using microorganisms and CO2 or organics as carbon sources, has recently gained attention as a biosustainable strategy for the production of bio-methane due to its efficiency and versatility. In this review the scientific context, the challenges and some casestudies of microbial electrosynthesis of methane are briefly discussed.

Keywords:

Bio-cathodes, bio-electrochemical refinery, bio-methane, electromethanogenesis, electron transfer mechanisms, microbial electrosynthesis.

Affiliation:

Ordine dei Chimici della Campania-Consiglio Nazionale dei Chimici, Via A. Tari, 22 80138 Napoli, Italy.



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