A Novel Fuel Cell Catalyst for Clean Energy Production Based on a Bionanocatalyst


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Nano-scale palladium was bio-manufactured via enzymatically-mediated deposition of Pd(II) from solution. The bio-accumulated metal palladium crystals were processed and applied onto carbon paper and tested as anodes in a proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell for power production. Up to 85% and 31% of the maximum power generation was achieved by Bio-Pd catalysts made using two strains of bacteria, compared to commercial fuel cell grade Pt catalyst. Therefore, it is feasible to use bio-synthesized catalysts in fuel cells for electricity production.



Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 20-21)

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Axel Schippers, Wolfgang Sand, Franz Glombitza and Sabine Willscher




P. Yong et al., "A Novel Fuel Cell Catalyst for Clean Energy Production Based on a Bionanocatalyst", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 20-21, pp. 655-658, 2007

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July 2007




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