Integrated Electromicrobial Conversion of CO2 to Higher Alcohols

@article{Li2012IntegratedEC,
  title={Integrated Electromicrobial Conversion of CO2 to Higher Alcohols},
  author={Han Li and Paul H. Opgenorth and David G. Wernick and Steve L Rogers and Tung-Yun Wu and Wendy Higashide and Peter Malati and Yi-Xin Huo and Kwang Myung Cho and James C. Liao},
  journal={Science},
  year={2012},
  volume={335},
  pages={1596 - 1596}
}
An engineered microbe transforms carbon dioxide into a prospective liquid fuel in tandem with electrical power rather than light. One of the major challenges in using electrical energy is the efficiency in its storage. Current methods, such as chemical batteries, hydraulic pumping, and water splitting, suffer from low energy density or incompatibility with current transportation infrastructure. Here, we report a method to store electrical energy as chemical energy in higher alcohols, which can… 

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