Microbial electrosynthesis of butyrate from carbon dioxide

This work proves for the first time the bioelectrochemical production of butyrate from CO2 as a sole carbon source. The highest concentration of butyrate achieved was 20.2 mMC, with a maximum butyrate production rate of 1.82 mMC•d-1. The electrochemical characterisation demonstrated that the CO2 reduction to butyrate was hydrogen driven. Production of ethanol and butanol was also observed opening up potential for biofuels production.

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  • Any: 2015
  • Autors: R. Ganigué, S. Puig, P. Batlle-Vilanova, M.D. Balaguer, J. Colprim
  • Referència: Chemical Communications, 51, 3235-3238

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