Device technologies for electrical power generation from biochemical resources

Takeo Miyake, Matsuhiko Nishizawa*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Electrical power generation from carbohydrates produced by living systems is one of attractive green energy technologies, and has motivated for decades the development of enzymatic biofuel cells (eBFC) that can directly generate electricity without purification of the biofluids. In this review, we explain resent progress of enzymatic power generation in-vitro and in-vivo, and then describe the perspective of eBFC system with particular emphasis on the performance and stability requirements toward medical applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)242-247
Number of pages6
Journalieej transactions on sensors and micromachines
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Oct 7
Externally publishedYes


  • Biofuel cell
  • Enzyme electrode
  • Medical power supply
  • Power generation from biofluids

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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