30 Jul '13, 12pm

Scientist looks at tree fungus as possible source of renewable energy

Scientist looks at tree fungus as possible source of renewable energy

The new energy conversion concept was chosen as the cover story of ChemSusChem , a journal for chemistry, sustainability, energy, and materials. The research was supported by scientists from a research group led by Dr. Sven Kerzenmacher at Prof. Dr. Roland Zengerle’s Laboratory for MEMS Applications. Biofuel cells produce electricity that is environmentally friendly and conserves resources, for instance from organic waste material. They can use enzymes as catalysts to enable electrochemical reactions that generate electricity. In contrast to precious metal catalysts in conventional fuel cells, these enzymes can be obtained at low cost from renewable raw materials. For many technical applications, however, their lifetime is too short. The new concept developed by the Freiburg scientists solves this problem by ensuring that the fuel cell is continually resupplied with the bi...

Full article: http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/article/scientists...

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