Challenges and Opportunities of Microbial Symbiosis for Electrosynthesis Applications
Kapitel i bok, 2019

Microbial electrosynthesis (MES) technology opens up new opportunities to produce valuable fuels and chemicals via bioelectrochemical CO2 reduction. For the technology to be able to compete with the current state-of-the-art in terms of production yields and rates and the value of final products and robustness, the function of the biocatalyst needs to be then specific, controlled and predictable. Several MES applications rely on undefined mixed culture biocathodes. There is a need for more knowledge about the factors that affect microbial community structure, composition and function in such systems. In this review, we focus on the latest strategies researchers have used to control the enrichment of effective and specific biocathode communities. We also provide an overview of the microorganisms used and the products generated by CO2-reducing biocathodes.

microbial selection

microbial electrosynthesis


carbon dioxide reduction


Nikolaos Xafenias

Chalmers, Biologi och bioteknik, Industriell bioteknik

Oskar Modin

Chalmers, Arkitektur och samhällsbyggnadsteknik, Vatten Miljö Teknik

Microbial Electrochemical Technologies

9781138597112 (ISBN)

Att sluta den gröna cirkeln: bioelektrokemisk produktion av förädlade varor från CO2 och andra bioprocess-restprodukter

Formas (2016-00620), 2017-01-01 -- 2019-12-31.


Industriell bioteknik

Biologiska vetenskaper



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