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Microbial fuel cells

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

Authors

  • 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

http://www.microbialfuelcell.org/www/

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

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microbial_Fuel_Cell

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

Microbial fuel cells symposium

http://www.outreach.psu.edu/programs/microbial-fuel-cell/

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

http://mfc-muri.usc.edu/publications/presentations_pdf/mfc.pdf

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

Fuel cell basics: types

http://www.fuelcells.org/basics/types.html

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

http://www.microbialfuelcell.org/www/index.php/component/option,com_jombib/Itemid,36/

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

Fuel cells using bacteria

http://www.technologyreview.com/Energy/16921/?a=f

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

Biomaterials and fuel cells

http://www.rsc.org/Publishing/ChemScience/Volume/2007/09/biomaterials_fuel_cell_hope.asp

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

Microbial fuel cells: Lovley Lab

http://www.geobacter.org/research/microbial/

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

Journal of Fuel Cell Science and Technology

http://www.asmedl.org/FuelCell

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

Fuel Cells

http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/84502986/home?CRETRY=1&SRETRY=0

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

The Fuel Cell Virtual Journal

http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/704352/description#description

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

Fuel cells information sources

http://americanhistory.si.edu/fuelcells/sources.htm

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

Fuel cells technology program

http://www1.eere.energy.gov/hydrogenandfuelcells/

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

http://peswiki.com/index.php/Directory:Fuel_Cells

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

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