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Title: Electromethanogenesis reactor

Abstract

Generation of energy and storage of energy for subsequent use is provided by electromethanogenesis of carbon dioxide into a fuel gas and the storage of the fuel gas for subsequent use. An electromethanogenic reactor includes an anode conductor and a cathode conductor wherein the cathode conductor includes submicron to micron scale pores. Electromethanogenesis microbes and/or enzymes are located in the micron scale pores of the cathode electrode conductor. Carbon dioxide is introduced into the electromethanogenic reactor and the electromethanogenesis microbes/enzymes and the carbon dioxide interact and produce a fuel gas. The fuel gas is stored for subsequent use, for example use in power generation.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1840414
Patent Number(s):
11111468
Application Number:
15/949,378
Assignee:
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, LLC (Livermore, CA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
C - CHEMISTRY C12 - BIOCHEMISTRY C12M - APPARATUS FOR ENZYMOLOGY OR MICROBIOLOGY
C - CHEMISTRY C12 - BIOCHEMISTRY C12N - MICROORGANISMS OR ENZYMES
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-07NA27344
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 04/10/2018
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Knipe, Jennifer Marie, Baker, Sarah E., Worsley, Marcus A., and Chandrasekaran, Swetha. Electromethanogenesis reactor. United States: N. p., 2021. Web.
Knipe, Jennifer Marie, Baker, Sarah E., Worsley, Marcus A., & Chandrasekaran, Swetha. Electromethanogenesis reactor. United States.
Knipe, Jennifer Marie, Baker, Sarah E., Worsley, Marcus A., and Chandrasekaran, Swetha. Tue . "Electromethanogenesis reactor". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1840414.
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