Project

Living plants in microbial fuel cells for clean, renewable, sustainable, efficient, in-situ bioenergy production

Acronym
PlantPower
Duration
01 January 2009 → 31 December 2012
Funding
European funding: framework programme
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Environmental microorganism biotechnology
Keywords
greenhouse gas microbial fuel cells plants sustainable electricity rhizosphere
 
Project description

Abstract (max. 60 woorden): (Sediment)microbial fuel cells are able to produce electricity by oxidation of organic substances. This technology is enhanced by adding plants. They provide continuous organic substances, by rhizodeposition, derived from the greenhouse gas CO2 and sunlight. Focus will be on anodic conversion efficiencies, low-tech design, molecular characterization (and possibly control) of the rhizosphere microbiology. Soil redox-potential and plant-growth are also studied.