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Microbial electrosynthesis of butyrate from carbon dioxide

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Abstract

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 the potential for biofuel production.

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The article was received on 18 Dec 2014, accepted on 09 Jan 2015 and first published on 09 Jan 2015


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC10121A
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Citation: Chem. Commun., 2015,51, 3235-3238

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    Microbial electrosynthesis of butyrate from carbon dioxide

    R. Ganigué, S. Puig, P. Batlle-Vilanova, M. D. Balaguer and J. Colprim, Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 3235
    DOI: 10.1039/C4CC10121A

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