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Title: Printed biofuel cells

Methods, systems, and devices are disclosed for implementing a biofuel cell device for extracting energy from a biofuel. In one aspect, a biofuel cell device includes a substrate, an anode including a catalyst to facilitate the conversion of a fuel in a biological fluid in an oxidative process that releases electrons captured at the anode, thereby extracting energy from the fuel substance, a cathode configured on the substrate adjacent to the anode and separated from the anode by a spacing region, and a load electrically coupled to the anode and cathode via electrical interconnects to obtain the extracted energy as electrical energy.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1333213
Assignee:
The Regents Of The University Of California (Oakland, CA) CHO
Patent Number(s):
9,502,730
Application Number:
14/362,100
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2012 Nov 30
Research Org:
The Regents Of The University Of California, Oakland, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS; 47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION

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