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Sugar-Powered Fuel Cells. Andrew Karman, 2011 Surf-it fellow Gobind Bisht , graduate student Dr. Marc Madou , Faculty Mentor Dr. LAWRENCE KULINSKY, Faculty Mentor . Background. Biological MicroElectroMechanical Systems Implantable electrically-operated devices: Pacemakers

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sugar powered fuel cells

Sugar-Powered Fuel Cells

Andrew Karman, 2011 Surf-it fellow

GobindBisht, graduate student Dr. Marc Madou, Faculty Mentor

Dr. LAWRENCE KULINSKY, Faculty Mentor

background
Background
  • Biological MicroElectroMechanical Systems
    • Implantable electrically-operated devices:
      • Pacemakers
      • Defibrillators
      • Insulin pumps
      • Drug delivery systems
    • Power supplies:
      • Primary (non-rechargeable) batteries
      • Secondary batteries
        • Serious drawbacks in terms of safety, reliability, and scalability
objective
Objective
  • Development of biofuel cell:
    • Device to mimic nature’s method of energy generation
      • Conversion of biochemical energy into electrical energy
    • Anodic/Cathodic enzyme
      • Glucose oxidase / Laccase (0.78V)
cmems architecture
CMEMS Architecture
  • Attractive features of carbon in electrochemical application
    • Wide electrochemical potential window
    • Good electrical conductivity
    • Chemical and mechanical stability
    • Low cost
challenges future outlook
Challenges & Future Outlook
  • Problems to Overcome:
    • 1) Low cell voltages & power densities
    • 2) Adsorption of interfering species
    • 3) Electrical contact between redox enzymes & electrode
  • Prototype in Development:
    • Preliminary results appear promising!
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