Enhancing methane production from food waste fermentate using biochar: the added value of electrochemical testing in pre-selecting the most effective type of biochar

@article{CruzViggi2017EnhancingMP,
  title={Enhancing methane production from food waste fermentate using biochar: the added value of electrochemical testing in pre-selecting the most effective type of biochar},
  author={Carolina Cruz Viggi and Serena Simonetti and Enza Palma and Pamela Pagliaccia and Camilla Maria Braguglia and Stefano Fazi and Silvia Baronti and Maria Assunta Navarra and Ida Pettiti and Christin Koch and Falk Harnisch and Federico Aulenta},
  journal={Biotechnology for Biofuels},
  year={2017},
  volume={10}
}
BackgroundRecent studies have suggested that addition of electrically conductive biochar particles is an effective strategy to improve the methanogenic conversion of waste organic substrates, by promoting syntrophic associations between acetogenic and methanogenic organisms based on interspecies electron transfer processes. However, the underlying fundamentals of the process are still largely speculative and, therefore, a priori identification, screening, and even design of suitable biochar… 

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