Microbial electrosynthesis


Bild Forschungsprojekt
Period: 01.03.2018 - 28.02.2022
Partner: Biochemical Engineering workgroup at DFI
Funder: Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung
Project Manager: Dr. Markus Stöckl
Team: Sustainable Electrochemistry


Microbial electrosynthesis (MES) make use of the endogenous property of some microorganisms to interact with electrodes. It can be defined as an electricity-driven or electricity-influenced microbial product synthesis. The project covers the investigation, evaluation and the extension of microbial electrosynthesis for biotechnological production.

The main aims of the project are:

  • Immobilization of electroactive bacteria on different electrode materials
  • Biofilm-engineering and monitoring via coupled optical and electrochemical analysis
  • Development and application of three dimensional bioelectrochemical reactor systems
  • Electrochemical synthesis coupled with biological product formation

Immobilization of electroactive bacteria and monitoring of the subsequent biofilm formation on electrode surfaces are one of the major challenges towards industrial application of MES. In the previous project, a flow cell for the simultaneous detection of electroactive biofilms with impedance spectroscopy and confocal laser scanning microscopy was developed. For further information.


Dr. Markus Stöckl

Telefon: 069 / 75 64-642
E-Mail: Stöckl



Niklas Teetz, Dirk Holtmann, Falk Harnisch, Markus Stöckl

Angew. Chem. (2022), e202210596

H. M. Frühauf, D. Holtmann, M. Stöckl

 Bioelectrochemistry 147, (2022), 108213

Marc Pfitzer, Florian Mayer, Klaus-Michael Mangold, Dirk Holtmann, Markus StöcklNano-Struct. Nano-Objects, 30 (2022), 100875

H. M. Frühauf, M. Stöckl, D. HoltmannEng. Life Sci., (2022), 1-7

 Poster (186kB)

M. Stöckl,  C. Schlegel, A. Sydow,
D. Holtmann, R. Ulber, K.-M. Mangold
Electrochimica Acta 220 (2016) 444-452

M. Stöckl
Dissertation, Shaker Verlag (2018) 14

Upcoming courses


Become a benefactor