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Microbial fuel cells

An annotated selection of World Wide Web sites relevant to the topics in Microbial Biotechnology


  • Lawrence P. Wackett

    1. McKnight Professor and Head
      Microbial Biochemistry and Biotechnology
      Department of Biochemistry
      Molecular Biology and Biophysics
      University of Minnesota
      St Paul, MN 55108, USA
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Microbial fuel cells


This website is a comprehensive resource to obtain general information on fuel cells and links to laboratories and meetings devoted to this topic.

Microbial fuel cell: Wikipedia


This webpage provides good basic information about fuel cells. It has an excellent reference list.

Microbial fuel cells symposium


While this symposium is passed its date (2008), it contains a good source for topics and people pertaining to microbial fuel cell research.

Microbial fuels cells lecture slides: Nealson


This set of Powerpoint slides provides an excellent overview of fuel cells for energy generation using waste materials.

Fuel cell basics: types


This page provides an overview of the types of fuel cells currently in use. Microbial fuel cells are one of the many types surveyed here.

Fuel cells publications


This page provides an up-to-date list of peer-reviewed scientific papers pertaining to microbial fuel cells.

Fuel cells using bacteria


This review is written for a general audience but provides a nice overview of microbial fuel cells.

Biomaterials and fuel cells


This article describes a novel nanomaterial that is useful for making efficient microbial fuel cells.

Microbial fuel cells: Lovley Lab


The Lovley Laboratory describes research on Geobacter that has relevance to its use in microbial fuel cells.

Journal of Fuel Cell Science and Technology


This journal deals largely with the materials and engineering side of fuel cell development.

Fuel Cells


This journal deals with the fundamental basis of fuels cells, their construction and applications.

The Fuel Cell Virtual Journal


This journal is entirely online and provides a compendium of recently published journal articles on fuel cells.

Fuel cells information sources


This site provides a nice list of recent books published on the topic of fuel cells.

Fuel cells technology program


The United State Department of Energy maintains this site that describes recent research and programmes dealing with microbial and other fuel cells.

Fuel cells: peswiki


This peswiki site contains a nice list, with links, of companies and applications dealing with fuel cells.