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Microbial fuel cells: Running on gas

Methane is an abundant energy source that is used for power generation in thermal power plants via combustion, but direct conversion to electricity in fuel cells remains challenging. Now, a microbial fuel cell is demonstrated to efficiently convert methane directly to current by careful selection of a consortium of microorganisms.

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  1. Zhiyong Jason Ren is in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, Colorado 80309, USA.

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