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Patents Related to Microbial Fuel Cells and Microbial Electrolysis Cells

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Inventors (year) Details
Logan, B.E. (2010) Desalination devices and methods. US Utility Patent App. 12/765,192, filed April 22, 2010.
Logan, B.E., H. Liu, S. Grot, and T. Mallouk (2010) A bioelectrochemically assisted microbial reactor (BEAMR) that generates hydrogen gas and methods to generate gas. U.S. Patent No. 7,709,113 B2, issued 5/4/2010.
Logan, B.E., H. Liu, S. Grot, and T. Mallouk (2009) A bioelectrochemically assisted microbial reactor (BEAMR) that generates hydrogen gas. U.S. Patent No. 7,491,453, issued 2/17/2009.
Logan, B.E. Materials and configuration for scalable microbial fuel cells. U.S. Utility Patent Appl. 11/799,149 filed 5/1/2007; International (PCT) Patent Appl. PCT/US2007/068001 filed 5/2/2007 (Nationalized in Australia, Europe, Canada, China, and India).
Cheng, S. and B.E. Logan (2008) Electromethanogenic reactor and processes for methane generation.” US Provisional Patent Appl. 61/074,296 filed 6/20/2008.
Logan, B.E., D. Call, M. Merrill, and S. Cheng (2008) Cathodes for microbial electrolysis cells and microbial fuel cells.” US Provisional Patent Appl. 61/141,511, filed 12/30/08.
Logan, B.E., and S. Cheng (2008) Electrodes and methods for microbial fuel cells. U.S. Utility Patent Appl. 12/177,962 filed 7/23/2008.
Logan, B.E. (2007) Electrohydrogenic reactor for hydrogen gas production. U.S. Utility Patent Appl. 12/145,722 filed 6/25/2008; International (PCT) Patent Appl. PCT/US2008/068123, filed 6/25/2008.
Logan, B.E. (2007) Substrate-enhanced microbial fuel cells. U.S. Utility Patent Appl. 11/799,194 filed 5/1/2007.

Other research group patents that may be of interest

Rabaey et al. (2008) Microbial fuel cells for oxidation of electron donors (US 2008/0220292)
Keller et al. (2008) Microbial fuel cell. (WO 2008/109911 A1)
Bergel et al. (2006) Fuel cell using biofilms as catalyst for the cathode reaction an/or the anode reaction. (US 2006/0234110).
Feron et al. (2005) Fuel cell using in the cathode compartment and optionally in the anode compartment oxydoreductase enzymes. (US 2005/0164073)
Rozendal et al. Process for producing hydrogen. US 7,439,047, (WO 20081021),
Kim et al. (1999) Mediator-less biofuel cell. US Patent 5,976,719
Alberte et al. (2001)

 

Alberte, R., H.J. Bright, C. Reimers, and L.M. Tender. Method and apparatus for generating power from voltage gradients at sediment-water interfaces. WO 01/39306 A1

 
 

 

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