New strategies are proposed for modification of the anode of a Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC). Immobilization of yeast cells as electrogenic microorganism in MFC was reported using alginate. Yeast cells entrapment within alginate matrices was done through films deposited at the surface of a carbon felt electrode and the resulting anodes were characterized by chronoamperometry. Yeast entrapped within alginate films on carbon felt oxidized glucose and generates a current by direct and mediated electrons transfer from yeast cells to the carbon electrode. The result substantiated that immobilization of yeast for MFC could be a promising method to product green electricity.
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