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Biotechnology Letters

, Volume 9, Issue 9, pp 611–616 | Cite as

Electricity production from alkalophilic organisms

  • T. Akiba
  • H. P. Bennetto
  • J. L. Stirling
  • K. Tanaka
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Abstract

Selected strains of alkalophilicbacillus organisms showed a remarkable ability for reducing ‘redox’ mediator reagents, and were used as biocatalysts in the anode compartment of a redox-mediated microbial fuel cell. Substantial generation of electricity from oxidation of glucose as the fuel-substrate was demonstrated, particularly at the optimum growth pH.

Keywords

Oxidation Glucose Organic Chemistry Fuel Cell Bioorganic Chemistry 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Akiba
    • 1
  • H. P. Bennetto
    • 1
    • 2
  • J. L. Stirling
    • 1
  • K. Tanaka
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Physical and Chemical ResearchWako-shi, Saitama 351-01Japan
  2. 2.Biotechnology and Bioelectrochemistry GroupKing's College (KQC), Kensington CampusLondonU.K.

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