Embodiments of the present invention provide a method of producing genetically modified strains of electricigenic microbes that are specifically adapted for the production of electrical current in microbial fuel cells, as well as strains produced by such methods and fuel cells using such strains. In preferred embodiments, the present invention provides genetically modified strains of Geobacter sulfurreducens and methods of using such strains.
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH
Research carried out in connection with this invention was supported in part by the Office of Naval Research grant N00014-07-1-0966 and the Department of Energy Office of Biological and Environmental Research grant DE-FCO2-O2ER63446. Accordingly, the United States government may have certain rights in the invention.