This research project investigates the development of a new microbial model as a fuel cell for the assimilation of methane and the production of energetically valuable compounds. Many studies have shown that bioconversion of methane not only offers the possibility of methane capture, but also various energetically valuable products can be synthesized by using the metabolic pathways of microorganisms. For this purpose, yeast, an efficient cell factory, will be used to develop a new microbial model for the assimilation of methane using recombinant DNA technology. The recombinant yeast will then be used as a biocatalyst for the development of microbial fuel cells to convert methane into valuable chemicals or energy sources.


Duration 30/05/2023 - 30/06/2025
Funding Bundesländer (inkl. deren Stiftungen und Einrichtungen)

Department for Integrated Sensor Systems

Center for Water and Environmental Sensors

Principle investigator for the project (University for Continuing Education Krems) Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Martin Brandl
Project members
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