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Findings from C.W.N. Villarrubia and Co-Researchers in the Area of Electrochemical Research Described (Practical electricity generation from a paper...

August 20, 2014



Findings from C.W.N. Villarrubia and Co-Researchers in the Area of Electrochemical Research Described (Practical electricity generation from a paper based biofuel cell powered by glucose in ubiquitous liquids)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Biotech Week -- Investigators discuss new findings in Electrochemical Research. According to news reporting originating from Sao Carlos, Brazil, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "This paper introduces a novel enzymatic fuel cell design that employs cellulose paper-based quasi-2D microfluidic system to supply biofuel to the enzymatic layer."

Our news editors obtained a quote from the research, "The state of the art nanoarchitectural design, employing carbon nanotube-based papers for the bioelectrodes, allows a single cell to maintain 400 mV for 16 days of continuous operation in glucose solution and reach 1 mA of current output. Stacks of cells connected in series show successful performance using glucose in Gatorade resulting in stack-cell potential of 1.8 V, employed to power a digital clock for 36 h, continuously."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "These designs open the possibility for obtaining enzymatic fuel cells that can run small portable devices on easily available ubiquitous liquids while addressing environmental concerns that are prevalent in traditional fuel cells."

For more information on this research see: Practical electricity generation from a paper based biofuel cell powered by glucose in ubiquitous liquids. Electrochemistry Communications, 2014;45():44-47. Electrochemistry Communications can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Inc, 360 Park Ave South, New York, NY 10010-1710, USA (see also Electrochemical Research).

The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting C.W.N. Villarrubia, Inst Quim Sao Carlos, Sao Carlos, SP, Brazil. Additional authors for this research include C. Lau, G. Ciniciato, S.O. Garcia, S.S. Sibbett, D.N. Petsev, S. Babanova, G. Gupta and P. Atanassov.

Keywords for this news article include: Biotechnology, Brazil, Energy, Biofuel, Sao Carlos, Oil and Gas, South America, Bioengineering, Electricity Generation, Electrochemical Research

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