2008 Joint Meeting of The Geological Society of America, Soil Science Society of America, American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies with the Gulf Coast Section of SEPM

Session No. 81
Thursday, 9 October 2008: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM

J8. Energy from Renewables Using Soil Microbes and Microbial Processes

GSA Geobiology and Geomicrobiology Division; S03 Soil Biology & Biochemistry; S10 Wetland Soils; USDA-NRI Soil Processes Program


Mary Ann Bruns and Shiping Deng, Conveners/Advocates
Paper #
Start Time
8:00 AM
Introductory Remarks
8:05 AM
The Diversity of Soil Microbes Holds the Key to Advancing Bioenergy Production
LESCHINE, Susan, Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts, 203 Morrill Science Center IVN, Amherst, MA 01003, suel@bio.umass.edu, suel@bio.umass.edu
8:25 AM
Electricity from Cellulose-Fed Microbial Fuel Cells: Comparing a Co-Culture of Clostridium Cellolyticum-Geobacter Sulfurreducens with An Undefined Mixed Culture
REN, Zhiyong, TERRILL, Jennine and REGAN, John M., Civil & Environmental Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, JRegan@engr.psu.edu, JRegan@engr.psu.edu
8:45 AM
9:00 AM
Systems Biology Approaches to Elucidating Electron Transfer Mechanisms and Optimizing Power Output of Microbial Fuel Cells
NEVIN, Kelly P., Microbiology, University of Massachusetts, 639 N Pleasant St, Amherst, MA 01003 and LOVLEY, Derek R., Microbiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Morrill IV North Science Center, Amherst, MA 01003, dlovley@microbio.umass.edu, dlovley@microbio.umass.edu
9:20 AM
Power Production by Sediment-Hosted Microbial Fuel Cells: The Influence of Substrate Availability and Microbial Ecology
GIRGUIS, Peter R., Dept of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138 and REIMERS, Clare E., Hatfield Marine Science Center, Oregon State University, Newport, OR 02138, pgirguis@oeb.harvard.edu, pgirguis@oeb.harvard.edu
9:40 AM
Underground Power Lines: Bacterial Nanowires and Extracellular Electron Transfer through Porous Media
GORBY, Yuri, J. Craig Venter Institute, 10355 Science Center Drive, San Diego, CA 92121, ygorby@jcvi.org, ygorby@jcvi.org
9:55 AM
GeoChip: Recent Development, and Its Applications to Bioenergy and Sustainability
ZHOU, Jizhong, Department of Botany and Microbiology, University of Oklahoma, 101 David L. Boren Blvd, Norman, OK 73072, jzhou@ou.edu, jzhou@ou.edu
10:15 AM
Overview on Cellulosic BioEnergy Production
STICKLEN, Mariam B., Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, stickle1@msu.edu, stickle1@msu.edu