A thermodynamic analysis of electron production during syngas fermentation.

@article{Hu2011ATA,
  title={A thermodynamic analysis of electron production during syngas fermentation.},
  author={Peng Hu and Spencer H Bowen and Randy S. Lewis},
  journal={Bioresource technology},
  year={2011},
  volume={102 17},
  pages={8071-6}
}
Currently, syngas fermentation is being developed as one option towards the production of biofuels from biomass. This process utilizes the acetyl-CoA (Wood-Ljungdahl) metabolic pathway. Along the pathway, CO and CO(2) are used as carbon sources. Electrons required for the metabolic process are generated from H(2) and/or from CO. This study showed that electron production from CO is always more thermodynamically favorable compared to electron production from H(2) and this finding is independent… CONTINUE READING