Supercapacitive Biofuel Cells

Galina Pankratova, Paolo Bollella*, Dmitry Pankratov, Lo Gorton*

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Abstract

Supercapacitive biofuel cells’ (SBFCs) most recent advancements are herein disclosed. In conventional SBFCs the biocomponent is employed as the pseudocapacitive component, while in self-charging biodevices it also works as the biocatalyst. The performance of different types of SBFCs are summarized according to the categorization based on the biocatalyst employed: supercapacitive microbial fuel cells (s-MFCs), supercapacitive biophotovoltaics (SBPV) and supercapacitive enzymatic fuel cells (s-EFCs). SBFCs could be considered as promising ‘alternative’ energy devices (low-cost, environmentally friendly, and technically undemanding electric power sources etc.) being suitable for powering a new generation of miniaturized electronic applications.
Original languageEnglish
JournalCurrent Opinion in Biotechnology
Volume73
Pages (from-to)179-187
ISSN0958-1669
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022

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