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ChemSusChem. 2012 Jun;5(6):1006-11. doi: 10.1002/cssc.201100257. Epub 2011 Dec 9.

Energy from plants and microorganisms: progress in plant-microbial fuel cells.

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Key Laboratory of Urban Environment and Health, Institute of Urban Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1799 Jimei Road, Xiamen, P.O. 361021, P.R. China.

Abstract

Plant-microbial fuel cells (PMFCs) are newly emerging devices, in which electricity can be generated by microorganisms that use root exudates as fuel. This review presents the development of PMFCs, with a summary of their power generation, configurations, plant types, anode and cathode materials, biofilm communities, potential applications, and future directions.

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22162418
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10.1002/cssc.201100257
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