Performance of a printable enzymatic fuel cell: Study on mediated ThL laccase cathode

Saara Tuurala, Maria Smolander, Johanna Uotila, Otto-Ville Kaukoniemi, Harry Boer, Matti Valkiainen, Anu Vaari, Anu Koivula, Peter Jenkins

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In this work the performance of a printed ThL laccase biocathode is studied utilizing different electrode substrates, compositions and enzyme activities. The results indicate that the performance of the manufactured biocathode can be optimized by selecting a suitable substrate material and increasing the enzyme and mediator loading. By varying the substrate material app. 40 % increase in the cell performance was achieved. In addition by adding ten times higher amount of enzyme and mediator increased the cell performance app. 20 %.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-10
Number of pages10
JournalECS Transactions
Issue number33
Publication statusPublished - 2010
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed
Event216th meeting of The Electrochemical Society - Vienna, Austria
Duration: 4 Oct 20099 Oct 2009


  • biofuel cell
  • ThL cathode
  • enzymatic fuel cell

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