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Bioenzymatic Fuel Cell

A sustainable power source using bio-sourced materials for medical devices

March 2021
Gallery Bioenzymatic Fuel Cell 1
Gallery Bioenzymatic Fuel Cell 1
01.

Identification

97% of all miniaturized batteries or coin cell batteries end up in landfill or are simply burned, then polluting our planet. Most of them require also rare and toxic materials using non-renewable resources in their production process. Bioenzymatic Fuel Cells offer a sustainable and eco-friendly solution for practical energy generation whilst minimizing impact on the environment. This approach does not only allow the replacement of batteries for existing applications, but also open up new opportunities for low-power ultra-thin health monitoring, logistics/transportation monitoring, and Internet of Things (IoT) applications by powering dedicated sensors and biosensors (for monitoring & tracking activities: shock, temperature, humidity, pressure, biological conditions ...). Thanks to selected enzymes, sugar and oxygen are transformed into electricity using a natural bio-catalysis. This phenomenon is similar to the one taking place in the human body.

Label Date March 2021
From France
Maturity stage Prototype testing 1:1 in the lab
Looking For Network, New clients, Visibility, Funding, Partners

Sectors - Value chain - Application

Sectors
Applications
Design, Power & Produce
Package & Distribute
Use & Efficiency
Valorize & Restore
Value Chain Steps
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02.

The environmental benefits

  • 1 m2 of paper can support the production of 4.000 fuel cells.
  • BeFC generates from 1 to 2,5 mW per cm2
  • 87 % less weight. Compared to the mainstream solution CR2032 with a weight of 2,9 gr, Our solution weights only 0,4 gr
  • 0 metal and rare materials
  • Can save 400 liters of water or 1 m3 of soil from landfill pollution
03.

The Financial benefits

  • Reduction of recycling costs of about 80%.
  • Should lead to a 20% cost reduction at full scale production.
  • Reduction of prices of some devices up to 60%
04.

Activity Region

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Europe

France,

  • Headquarters
  • Activity
05.

Company Profile

BeFC - Bioenzymatic Fuel Cell

BeFC create electricity with papers & enzymes. We offer a sustainable energy solution for low power electronics.

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Headquarters 38000 Grenoble, France
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The information set out above, is solely for the purposes of information and the Solar Impulse Foundation does not provide any guarantee as to its authenticity, completeness or accuracy. This information does not constitute investment advice or a recommendation to buy into, transact or to enter into any agreement with any of the parties or persons mentioned above. Potential investors or interested parties are solely responsible for their investment or business decisions and for performing any due diligence required by the circumstances.