Electrohydrogenesis or biocatalyzed electrolysis is the name given to a process for generating hydrogen gas from organic matter being decomposed by bacteria. This process uses a modified fuel cell to contain the organic matter and water. A small amount, 0.2 - 0.8 V of electricity is used, the original article reports an overall energy efficiency of 288% can be achieved (this is computed relative to the amount of electricity used, waste heat lowers the overall efficiency). This work was reported by Cheng and Logan
- Microbial Fuel Cell
- Fermentative hydrogen production
- Electrochemical reduction of carbon dioxide
- Hydrogen production through biocatalyzed electrolysis
- Sustainable and efficient biohydrogen production via electrohydrogenesis.
- Shaoan Cheng; Defeng Xing; Douglas F. Call; Bruce E. Logan (March 26, 2009). "Direct Biological Conversion of Electrical Current into Methane by Electromethanogenesis". Environ. Sci. Technol. American Chemical Society. 43 (10): 3953–8. doi:10.1021/es803531g. PMID 19544913. Retrieved 2009-04-07.
Cheng, Shaoan; Logan, Bruce E. (2007-11-20). "Sustainable and efficient biohydrogen production via electrohydrogenesis". Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 104 (47): 18875–18873. doi:10.1073/pnas.0706379104. PMC . PMID 18000052.