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Stochastic electrochemistry for catalysis and analysis of carboneous bio-electrodes.

Project description

Improving electron transfer in enzymatic fuel cells

Enzymatic biofuel cells are a prominent example of a rapidly developing technology called bioelectrochemical systems (BES) to generate electricity. One challenge that needs to be overcome before BES can be commercialised is to improve electron transfer between the electrodes and the enzymes that grow around them. To this end, the EU-funded STOCHELEC project will synthesise electrodes based on carbon nanodots; such nanostructures can be engineered to match the energy levels of redox active enzymes and enhance their stability and efficiency. Improving the electronic coupling between the electrode surface and enzyme catalysts will lead to greater electricity production.

Coordinator

INSTITUT POLYTECHNIQUE DE BORDEAUX
Net EU contribution
€ 184 707,84
Address
Av Du Docteur Albert Schweitzer 1
33402 Talence
France

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Region
Nouvelle-Aquitaine Aquitaine Gironde
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00