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BIOspektrum

, Volume 23, Issue 4, pp 471–473 | Cite as

Die mikrobielle Elektrosynthese von Methan

Methanogene in der Elektrobiotechnologie
  • Florian Mayer
  • Franziska Enzmann
  • Antonio Martinez Lopez
  • Dirk Holtmann
Biotechnologie

Abstract

Methane is not only a potent greenhouse gas but also a modern biofuel, which is produced mainly by biological methanation in biogas plants. Here we describe an alternative process of methane production, called „microbial electrosynthesis“. This process has the potential to reduce CO2 emissions and to convert electrical excess current or renewable energies into methane.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Florian Mayer
    • 1
  • Franziska Enzmann
    • 1
  • Antonio Martinez Lopez
    • 1
  • Dirk Holtmann
    • 1
  1. 1.Dechema-ForschungsinstitutIndustrielle BiotechnologieFrankfurt A. M.Deutschland

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