Reports Summarize Enzymes and Coenzymes Study Results from Tokyo University of Science (Fabrication of Carbon-Felt-Based Multi-Enzyme Immobilized Anodes to Oxidize Sucrose for Biofuel Cells)
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Biotech Week -- Current study results on Enzymes and Coenzymes have been published. According to news reporting out of Tokyo, Japan, by NewsRx editors, research stated, "A carbon-felt-based multi-enzyme immobilized bioanode for biofuel cells has been successfully developed. The combination of four enzymes, namely, invertase, mutarotase, glucose oxidase, and fructose dehydrogenase, makes it possible to use sucrose-a disaccharide-as fuel for the bioanode."
Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the Tokyo University of Science, "The new electrode exhibits a high oxidation current density of about 12 mA cm(-2) (0.25 V vs. Ag/AgCl) in a McIlvaine buffer solution containing sucrose at pH 6.0 in the half-cell configuration. A sucrose/O-2 biofuel cell composed of the bioanode and an opposite biocathode, including bilirubin oxidase as the enzymatic electrocatalyst, was fabricated, and the new device demonstrated a maximum power density of 2.90 mW cm(-2) with an open-circuit voltage of 0.69 V in the McIlvaine buffer solution."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The biofuel cell fabricated using our multi-enzyme anode operates in commercially available beverages that contain only sugar, even without glucose."
For more information on this research see: Fabrication of Carbon-Felt-Based Multi-Enzyme Immobilized Anodes to Oxidize Sucrose for Biofuel Cells. Chemphyschem, 2014;15(10):2145-2151. Chemphyschem can be contacted at: Wiley-V C H Verlag Gmbh, Boschstrasse 12, D-69469 Weinheim, Germany. (Wiley-Blackwell - www.wiley.com/; Chemphyschem - onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)1439-7641)
Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting Y. Handa, Tokyo University of Science, Dept. of Appl Chem, Shinjuku Ku, Tokyo 1628601, Japan. Additional authors for this research include K. Yamagiwa, Y. Ikeda, Y. Yanagisawa, S. Watanabe, N. Yabuuchi and S. Komaba (see also Enzymes and Coenzymes).
Keywords for this news article include: Tokyo, Japan, Asia, Bioengineering, Biofuel, Biotechnology, Energy, Enzymes and Coenzymes, Oil and Gas, Oxidase
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