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Microbial Electrosynthesis

Welcome at the Microbial Electrosynthesis Research Group! This research group was started in September 2018 by Assistant Professor Jo Philips and is part of the Section of Industrial Biotechnology at the Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering of Aarhus University in Denmark.

The main interest of the Microbial Electrosynthesis Research Group is the use of bacteria for the conversion of CO2 and electric power into biofuels or other biochemicals. Microbial Electrosynthesis could contribute to the reduction of CO2 emissions, as well to the conversion of excess electrical energy into a storable form. Our main research focus of is the better understanding the bacteria capable of microbial electrosynthesis.

Understanding the bacteria capable of microbial electrosynthesis. Figure: Jo Philips, AU

In addition, the Microbial Electrosynthesis Research Group is interested in biocorrosion, biofilm formation and gas fermentation. Look at Research for more information on our research interests.