Microbial electrolysis has been shown to produce hydrogen in substantial amounts, which in turn can be utilised as a carbon-neutral source of energy. However, it is cost-prohibiting to use reagent-grade chemicals as a carbon source for this process. Therefore, low-cost sustainable alternatives are needed.
This project investigates agricultural waste streams as potential feed stocks for exoelectrogenic bacteria. This has the potential to improve the economics of microbial electrolysis.
The aim of this project is to improve the economics of microbial electrolysis. The results will be published as a high-impact paper.
Skills and experience
Any experience with microorganisms would be an advantage.
You may be able to apply for a research scholarship in our annual scholarship round.
Contact supervisor Dr Alexander Gissibl for more information.