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Title: Microbial electrosynthetic cells

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:
OSTI Identifier:
1418982
Assignee:
MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA (Charleston, SC) ARPA-E
Patent Number(s):
9,879,251
Application Number:
14/427,374
Contract Number:
AR0000089
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2013 Sep 17
Research Org:
Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; 59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

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