Sheet-shaped biofuel cell constructed from enzyme-modified nanoengineered carbon fabric

Keigo Haneda, Syuhei Yoshino, Takuya Ofuji, Takeo Miyake*, Matsuhiko Nishizawa


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A strip of carbon fabric (CF) electrode modified with multiwalled carbon nanotubes and subsequently fructose dehydrogenase (FDH) showed an oxidation current density of ∼11 mA cm -2 in stirred 200 mM fructose solution. Obtaining a sufficient dispersion of the nanotubes during its modification was found to be critical to ensure such a performance of the FDH anode. For use with this anode, a CF strip modified with ketjenblack (KB) and bilirubin oxidase (BOD) served as a gas-diffusion cathode for the reduction of O 2 from air at a current density of ∼2 mA cm -2. The FDH-modified CF strip and the BOD-modified CF strip were stacked with an agarose film that retained an electrolyte solution and fuel (fructose) to construct a totally flexible sheet-shaped biofuel cell. This assembly allowed bending of 44°without affecting the maximum output power density, 550 μW cm -2 obtained at 0.4 V.

ジャーナルElectrochimica Acta
出版ステータスPublished - 2012 11月 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 化学工学(全般)
  • 電気化学


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