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Bacterial Wiring for Energy Conversion and Remediation

Ziel

The aim of the project is to develop a new paradigm for the simultaneous cogeneration of energy and bioremediation using electro-active bacteria. A new nano-structured transducer that efficiently connects to these bacteria will be developed, aiming to the production of devices with superior performance across a range of applications including microbial fuel cells, whole cell biosensors and bioreactors. Elucidation of mechanisms by which bacteria transport electrons to solid electrodes is crucial. In this way, well-defined surfaces of single crystals and multilayered gold deposits on quartz elements will be used to resolve the interfacial electrochemistry of both, bacteria and isolated bacterial surface redox molecules. The spatial distribution of cytochromes in the cell surface will be determined by AFM and those involved in the electric connection to electrodes will be studied in detail. Nanoparticle-containing molecular bridges will be designed and constructed to connect electro-active bacteria to the electrode. Afterwards, tethered bacterial biofilms will be used in the development of technological application including reactors for the simultaneous cleaning of wastewater and the generation of clean energy.

Aufforderung zur Vorschlagseinreichung

FP7-NMP-2008-SMALL-2
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Finanzierungsplan

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Koordinator

UNIVERSIDAD DE ALICANTE
Adresse
Campus De San Vicente Raspeig
03690 Alicante
Spanien
Aktivitätstyp
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU-Beitrag
€ 590 180
Kontakt Verwaltung
Juan Carlos Ivorra Bernabeu (Mr.)

Beteiligte (5)

THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL
United Kingdom
EU-Beitrag
€ 548 319
Adresse
Brownlow Hill 765 Foundation Building
L69 7ZX Liverpool
Aktivitätstyp
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Kontakt Verwaltung
Catherine Cochrane (Ms.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE ALCALA
Spanien
EU-Beitrag
€ 418 469
Adresse
Plaza De San Diego
28801 Alcala De Henares/madrid
Aktivitätstyp
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Kontakt Verwaltung
Abraham Esteve-Nuñez (Dr.)
INSTITUTO DE INVESTIGACIONES EN CIENCIA Y TECNOLOGIA DE MATERIALES
Argentinien
EU-Beitrag
€ 296 448
Adresse
Juan B Justo 4302
7600 Mar Del Plata
Aktivitätstyp
Research Organisations
Kontakt Verwaltung
Juan Pablo Busalmen (Dr.)
UNIVERSITAET BERN
Schweiz
EU-Beitrag
€ 564 728
Adresse
Hochschulstrasse 6
3012 Bern
Aktivitätstyp
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Kontakt Verwaltung
Thomas Wandlowski (Prof.)
ElectroCell A/S
Dänemark
EU-Beitrag
€ 531 855
Adresse
Vennelystvej 1
6880 Tarm
Aktivitätstyp
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Kontakt Verwaltung
Duane Mazur (Dr.)