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Our interests:

We care about energy, human health and environment. 

Our interests are biological green and clean energy alternatives, biological catalysts and microbial analysis tools.
Compare to other clean energy alternatives, such as wind, tidal, hydraulic power and solar, the biological geen energy is not limited by weather, time of the day, season or geographical locations. And since they are ubiquitous and self-regenarating, they are cheap, renewable and easy to access. They can also be compatible with human and other biological systems, therefore safe to use. 
  
What we do: 
Bioechem is a small business company established in 2014. The major focuses of the company R & D are:
1, Biological green batteries. We apply cheap biological components in battery to remove those caustic, toxic and expensive chemicals, turning batteries into organic and green energy storage units
2, Biological catalysts/electrodes, which may be used in energy production or storage as well as byproduct generations, such as electric catalysts and medi-care compounds. 
3, 3D microbial community analysis tool, Spatial Analytical Microbial Imaging (SAMI), is for critical microbial analysis, especially clinical applications.
4, Biodesel feedsource yield enhancement. We developed method to enhance the yield of biodesel microorganism efficiently. 
5, Biological air or water cleaning technology. Use specific microorganisms to air and water cleaning. 
6,Our other interests include Microbial Fuel Cell and Biological fuel cell. 
                                             

Our research projects:

- Novel microorganisms for biological green batteries, electrochemical catalysts and electrodes, which is low cost, less health concerns and environmental friendly energy alternative. Can be applied for sensor, mobile devices or remote devices. 

- Microbial imaging analysis tool, Spatial Analytical Microbial imaging (SAMI), to diagnosis spatiotemporal identity and vitality of the cells in a pure or multi (two) species biomass or biofilm community. This technology may be applied to board fields including clinical, agrucultural, environmental etc. 

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2215016115000394

 

Research progress:

1, Biological green batteries.

- We discovered an important compounds that impact the voltage output. By optimizing it, we are able to approach 1.0V for the size of 1cm^2 coin battery (20% improvement compare to the initially output voltage of 0.8V). (Jan. 24, 2017)

- Based on microscale study, we found out the better configuration for the reaction mechanisms. After optimization, we improve the voltage to 1.18V. (18% improvement). (Feb. 10, 2017)  

Ferther improved the structure and configuration. After optimization, we increased voltage to 1.213V. (3.3% improvement). (Feb.13, 2017) 

Test prove the new design of the cell, showing further improvement of power and stability. (Feb.21, 2017) 

Identify multiple molecular transfer mechanisms in the system. (Feb.23, 2017) 
Identify potential critical mechanisms resulted in the functional reactions and determined two methods to prove it and approach 20% more power output potentially. (Mar.07, 2017)
- Test and prove the critical mechanisms by using one of the two methods and proached another 20% improvement of the maximum voltage output to 1.446V. This value is in the same range of marketing hearing aid battery. (Mar.12, 2017)
- In durability test, alter the mechanism and improve the maximum voltage output 9% to 1.578V. (April 06, 2017)
- Further improve and approach 1.5 times longer duration. (April 19, 2017)
- Further improve and approach maximum voltage output of 1.65V. Durability test on 0.8V, 3 days on 2000ohm external resistance. ( May 12, 2017)
- With new discovery, the maximum current density is increased 3 times to 8.0mA/cm^2. (Jun 20, 2017)
 
 
 Global catalyst material broadcast:

Nickel market beware: Batteries can no longer be ignored

 

Support our work:

Supporting our work and further involve in our renewable energy projects by:

- Donating

- Project collabration

- Project investment

 

 

Contact:

info@bioechem.com 

Tel:  617.806.6586 

Fax: 617.297.9253 

186 Hampshire str, 

Cambridge MA, 02139, USA 

 

 

 

                                 

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Product and Development

Biological green batteries

R&D. Initial targeting is coin batteries in different size. 

Biological components for energy storage, such as catalyst, electrode and electrolyte

R&D, for more info. possibility of collaboration and product development, please contact info@bioechem.com

 

Spatial Analytical Microbial Imaging (SAMI)

Recent publication:
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Potentiostat (cheapstat)
 

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Specifications

Ag/AgCl reference electrode

 

 
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 Blog

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 Enrich and selection of superior culture current-withdrawing microorganism from the consortia of mixed communities has been successful.  The enrichment of the microorganisms significantly enhanced the current output of an electrochemistry cell. A pure culture was isolated from this enrichment. Analysis of the isolate’s 16S rRNA gene sequence briefly revealed its genus.  This isolate was capable of generating higher cathodic current than any other published cathodic isolates although Confocal Laser Scan Microscope (CLSM) imaging results show that the functional biocathode inoculated with pure culture has only bacteria- electrode surface coverage ratio of less than 5%, which indicated a potential of increasing the cathodic current to a much higher level with higher cell-electrode surface occupation. Preliminary results suggest that electron transfer from the cathode to the cells may be contributed via direct contact.  The production of acetate and other hydrocarbon compounds were observed by cultivating the isolate on a cathode in an electrolysis cell. These results demonstrate that the microorganism has a potential of enhancing cathodic current of microbial electrochemistry cell, fuel cell or battery.  

 


 

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