II. Microbial Fuel Cells

Microbial fuel cells are electronic devices that utilize exoelectrongenic bacteria (e.g., Shewanella oneidensis and E. coli.) to recover chemical energy from wastewater.

Left: The working mechanism of a solar-assisted microbial fuel cell that is capable of continuous, self-sustained hydrogen gas generation based solely on sunlight and waste water.

Right: The cover of a local newspaper, Good Times, highlighting our solar-assisted microbial fuel cell work.