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Title: Microbial electrosynthetic cells

Abstract

Methods are provided for microbial electrosynthesis of H.sub.2 and organic compounds such as methane and acetate. Method of producing mature electrosynthetic microbial populations by continuous culture is also provided. Microbial populations produced in accordance with the embodiments as shown to efficiently synthesize H.sub.2, methane and acetate in the presence of CO.sub.2 and a voltage potential. The production of biodegradable and renewable plastics from electricity and carbon dioxide is also disclosed.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1418982
Patent Number(s):
9879251
Application Number:
14/427,374
Assignee:
MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA (Charleston, SC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
C - CHEMISTRY C12 - BIOCHEMISTRY C12N - MICROORGANISMS OR ENZYMES
C - CHEMISTRY C12 - BIOCHEMISTRY C12P - FERMENTATION OR ENZYME-USING PROCESSES TO SYNTHESISE A DESIRED CHEMICAL COMPOUND OR COMPOSITION OR TO SEPARATE OPTICAL ISOMERS FROM A RACEMIC MIXTURE {
DOE Contract Number:  
AR0000089
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2013 Sep 17
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; 59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Citation Formats

May, Harold D., Marshall, Christopher W., and Labelle, Edward V. Microbial electrosynthetic cells. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
May, Harold D., Marshall, Christopher W., & Labelle, Edward V. Microbial electrosynthetic cells. United States.
May, Harold D., Marshall, Christopher W., and Labelle, Edward V. Tue . "Microbial electrosynthetic cells". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1418982.
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