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Electricity Production by Photosynthetic Microorganisms

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Peer-reviewed

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Article

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Authors

Howe, CJ 
Bombelli, P 

Abstract

We describe the production of external electric current from photosynthetic microorganisms (biophotovoltaics) and compare the power output expected from devices exploiting this with the output of conventional photovoltaic systems. We discuss possible advantages of biophotovoltaic systems over conventionalphotovoltaic ones, and suggest areas where future work should lead to enhancement of power output from biophotovoltaic systems. We argue that they maybe particularly useful in low-resource and off-grid situations.

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40 Engineering, 34 Chemical Sciences

Journal Title

Joule

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Journal ISSN

2542-4351
2542-4351

Volume Title

4

Publisher

Elsevier BV
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Commentary piece - no research funding acknowledged