SIAM researcher Heleen Ouboter and Professor Cornelia Welte (RU) mark a new horizon for green energy

News 22 April 2022: Generating power while purifying the environment of greenhouse gases should be achievable using bacteria. In a new publication, microbiologists from Radboud University have demonstrated that it is possible to make methane-consuming bacteria generate power in the lab. The study has been published in Frontiers in Microbiology on April 12.

An article has been dedicated to this achievement on the Radboud University website: Bacteria generate electricity from methane – Radboud University (

For the full publication: Frontiers | Methane-Dependent Extracellular Electron Transfer at the Bioanode by the Anaerobic Archaeal Methanotroph ‚ÄúCandidatus Methanoperedens‚ÄĚ | Microbiology (

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