Project

Optimalisation of the microbial electrosynthesis by Clostridium ljungdahlii

Acronym
01P08913
Duration
01 October 2013 → 30 September 2017
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Biomaterials engineering
    • Biological system engineering
    • Biomaterials engineering
    • Biomechanical engineering
    • Other (bio)medical engineering
    • Environmental engineering and biotechnology
    • Industrial biotechnology
    • Other biotechnology, bio-engineering and biosystem engineering
Keywords
bioelectrochemistry microbial production biofuels
 
Project description

Microbial electrosynthesis is the process in which bacteria use electrical energy to convert CO2 into organic compounds. A promising bacterium for this process is Clostridium ljungdahlii. Electrosynthesis by this bacterium will be optimized by developing a strain with an increased biofilm production and an enhanced electron transfer, as well as by improving the operational conditions for reactors.