Green Energy Generation from Microbial Fuel Cells

  • Leena Hublikar
  • Sharanabasava V. GanachariEmail author
  • Jayachandra S. Yaradoddi
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Energy is a vital need of the human race, which has now become a basic necessity of modern day lifestyles, including food, shelter, and clothing. There are numerous methods of energy generation, which can be categorized into renewable and nonrenewable sources. This chapter deals with one of the eco-friendly schemes of energy generation using microorganisms present in soil, water, and other commodities. The generation of energy occurs in the colony of microorganisms, which can be stored in a container, and the energy generated can be tapped out similarly to the energy from an electrochemical battery or cell. Microorganisms, specifically bacteria, generate the energy, forming their own electrolyte and electrodes in the microbial fuel cell – the anode and cathode. These microbes can be visualized as the conducting ions present in the electrochemical battery, which carry the charge in the electrochemical process. Persistent efforts to elaborate various such energy generation schemes using microbial fuel cells are discussed for better understanding by readers.


Green energy Eco-friendly Microbial fuel cells Microorganisms Bacteria Electrolyte Electrodes Electrochemical Ions Bio-battery 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Leena Hublikar
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Sharanabasava V. Ganachari
    • 4
    Email author
  • Jayachandra S. Yaradoddi
    • 4
    • 5
  1. 1.Centre for Material Science, Advanced Research in Nanoscience and NanotechnologyKLE Technological UniversityHubballiIndia
  2. 2.Department of ChemistryKLE Technological UniversityHubballiIndia
  3. 3.Department of ChemistryKLE’s P. C. Jabin Science College, VidyanagarHubballiIndia
  4. 4.Centre for Material Science, Advanced Research in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, School of Mechanical EngineeringKLE Technological University (formerly known as B.V. Bhoomaraddi College of Engineering and Technology)HubballiIndia
  5. 5.Extremz Biosciences Private Limited (Govt. of Karnataka Funded Startup)KLE Technological University (formerly known as B.V. Bhoomaraddi College of Engineering and Technology)HubballiIndia

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