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Peer-reviewed Publications

  • Rittmann, SK-MR, Seifert, A & Bernacchi, S, Kinetics, multivariate statistical modelling, and physiology of CO2-based biological methane production, Applied Energy, Vol. 216, 2018, S. 751-760. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2018.01.075
  • Mauerhofer, L-M, Pappenreiter, P, Paulik, C, Seifert, AH, Bernacchi, S & Rittmann, SK-MR, Methods for quantification of growth and productivity in anaerobic microbiology and biotechnology, Folia Microbiologica, 64, 321-360, 2019, DOI: 10.1007/s12223-018-0658-4
  • Mauerhofer, L-M, Reischl, B, Schmider, T, Schupp, B, Nagy, K, Pappenreiter, P, Zwirtmayr, S, Schuster, B, Bernacchi, S, Seifert, AH, Paulik, C & Rittmann, SK-MR, Physiology and methane productivity of Methanobacterium thermaggregans, Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 102, 2018, S. 7643-7656. DOI: 10.1007/s00253-018-9183-2
  • Taubner, R-S, Pappenreiter, P, Zwicker, J, Smrzka, D, Pruckner, C, Kolar, P, Bernacchi, S, Seifert, AH, Krajete, A, Bach, W, Peckmann, J, Paulik, C, Firneis, MG, Schleper, C & Rittmann, SK-MR, Biological methane production under putative Enceladus-like conditions, Nature Communications, 9, 748, 2018. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-02876-y
  • Zwirtmayr, S., Mauerhofer, L., Bernacchi, S., Seifert, A., Rittmann, S. and Paulik, C., Biologische Methanproduktion mit Archaea‐Stämmen unter Hochdruckbedingungen, Chemie Ingenieur Technik, 92(9): 1200-1200. https://doi.org/10.1002/cite.202055420
  • Lisa-Maria Mauerhofer, Sara Zwirtmayr, Patricia Pappenreiter, Sébastien Bernacchi, Arne H. Seifert, Barbara Reischl, Tilman Schmider, Ruth-Sophie Taubner, Christian Paulik, Simon K.-M. R. Rittmann., Hyperthermophilic methanogenic archaea act as high-pressure CH4 cell factories, Commun. Biol., Vol.4, 289, 2021, doi: 10.1038/s42003-021-01828-5
  • Pappenreiter, PA, Zwirtmayr, S, Mauerhofer, L‐M, Rittmann, SK‐MR, Paulik, C., Development of a simultaneous bioreactor system for characterization of gas production kinetics of methanogenic archaea at high pressure, Eng Life Sci. 2019; 19: 537– 544. https://doi.org/10.1002/elsc.201900035
  • Bernacchi, S., and Herwig, C., Challenges and solutions for development of gas limited bioprocesses illustrated by the biological methane production (BMP) process development, Current Biochemical Engineering, Volume 3, Number 3, December 2016, pp. 165176(12)
  • Bernacchi, S., Krajete, A., and Herwig, C., Experimental workflow for developing a feed forward strategy to control biomass growth and exploit maximum specific methane productivity of Methanothermobacter marburgensis in a biological methane production process (BMPP), AIMS Microbiol., Volume 2, Number 3, 2016, pp. 262–277
  • Nischkauer, W., Vanhaecke, F., Bernacchi, S., Herwig, C., and Limbeck, A., Radial line-scans as representative sampling strategy in dried-droplet laser ablation of liquid samples deposited on pre-cut filter paper disks, Spectrochim, Acta Part B At. Spectrosc., Volume 101, November 2014, pp. 123–129
  • Seifert, A., Rittmann, S., and Herwig, C., Analysis of process related factors to increase volumetric productivity and quality of biomethane with Methanothermobacter marburgensisAppl. Energy, Volume 132, November. 2014, pp. 155–162
  • Bernacchi, S., Weissgram, M., Wukovits, W., and Herwig, C., Process efficiency simulation for key process parameters in biological methanogenesis, AIMS Bioeng., Volume 1, Number 1, 2014, pp. 53–71
  • Bernacchi, S., Rittmann, S., Seifert, A., Krajete, A., and Herwig, C., Experimental methods for screening parameters influencing the growth to product yield (Y(x/CH4)) of a biological methane production (BMP) process performed with Methanothermobacter marburgensis, AIMS Bioeng., Volume 1, Number 2, 2014, pp. 7286
  • Martinez-Porqueras, E.*, Rittmann, S.*, Herwig, C., Analysis of H2 to CO2 yield and physiological key parameters of Enterobacter aerogenes and Caldicellulosiruptor saccharolyticus, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Volume 38, Number 25, 2013, pp. 10245-10251
  • Seifert, A.*, Rittmann, S.*, Bernacchi, S., Herwig, C., Method for assessing the impact of emission gasses on physiology and productivity in biological methanogenesis, Bioresource Technology, Voume 136, 2013, pp. 747751
  • Rittmann, S.*, Seifert, A.*, Herwig, C., Essential prerequisites for successful bioprocess development of biological CH4 production from H2 and CO2, Critical Reviews in Biotechnology, 2013, DOI:10.3109/07388551.2013.820685
  • Martinez-Porqueras, E., Rittmann, S., Herwig, C., Biofuels and CO2 neutrality: an opportunityBiofuels, Volume 3, Number 4, 2012, pp. 413426
  • Rittmann, S., Seifert, A., Herwig, C., Quantitative analysis of media dilution rate effects of Methanothermobacter marburgensis grown in continuous culture on H2 and CO2, Biomass and Bioenergy, Volume 36, 2012, pp. 293-301

Conference Presentations and Posters

  • Sébastien Bernacchi & Arne H Seifert, Quantification of gas transfer rates & CO2 utilisation in CELBICON and ENGICOIN, October 2020, CO2OLING THE EARTH - Summer school, Athens, Greece, DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.28705.74085
  • Sébastien Bernacchi & Arne Seifert, Development of a high pressure bioreactor system for the production of biomethane from CO2 using an axenic methanogenic culture as biocatalyst, ECAB 5: The 5 th EUROPEAN CONGRESS OF APPLIED BIOTECHNOLOGY, 2019, Florence, Italy
  • Sara Zwirtmayr, Patricia Pappenreiter, Lisa-Maria Mauerhofer, Sébastien Bernacchi, Arne H. Seifert, Alexander Krajete, Simon K. M.R. Rittmann, Christian Paulik, High throughput screening of methanogens under high pressure, ECAB 5: The 5 th EUROPEAN CONGRESS OF APPLIED BIOTECHNOLOGY, 2019, Florence, Italy
  • Arne Seifert & Sébastien Bernacchi, Development strategies for gas converting bioprocesses -CO2 utilisation in CELBICON and ENGICOIN, September 2019; CO2OLING THE EARTH - Summer school - Science Park - Amsterdam, The Netherlands, DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.33241.67686/1
  • Taubner, R., Pappenreiter, P., Zwicker, J., Smrzka, D., Pruckner, C., Kolar, P., Bernacchi, S., Seifert, A., Krajete, A., Rittmann, S., Simulating putative Enceladus-like conditions: The possibility of biological methane production on Saturn’s icy moon, Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union, 14(S345), 219-221, 2018, doi:10.1017/S1743921319001789
  • Lisa-Maria Mauerhofer, Barbara Reischl, Tilman Schmider, Benjamin Schupp, Patricia Pappenreiter, Sébastien Bernacchi, Arne H. Seifert, Alexander Krajete, Christian Paulik, Simon K.-M. R. Rittmann, Novel insights into the physiology and productivity of a H2/CO2 fermenting methanogen, 7th International Conference on Biotechniques for Air Pollution Control and Bioenergy, 2017, La Coruna, Spain
  • Sara Zwirtmayr, Patricia Pappenreiter, Lisa-Maria Mauerhofer, Sebastien Bernacchi, Arne H. Seifert, Alexander Krajete, Simon K.-M. Rittmann and Christian Paulik, Development of a Simultaneous Bioreactor System (SBRS) for high throughput screening and characterization of methanogens at high pressures, 17th Austrian Chemistry Days 2017 - Salzburg/Austria
  • Patricia Pappenreiter, Lisa-Maria Mauerhofer, Christian Paulik, Simon K.-M. Rittmann, Arne Seifert, Sebastien Bernacchi, Experimental methods for investigations of biomethanation processes at elevated operaing pressures, 10th World Congress of Chemical Engineering 2017, Barcelona, Spain
  • Ruth-Sophie Taubner, Patricia Pappenreiter, Christian Pruckner, Jennifer Zwicker, Daniel Smrzka, Sébastien Bernacchi, Arne Seifert, Christian Paulik, Christa Schleper, Maria Gertrude Firneis, Simon K.-M. R. Rittmann, Testing the Habitability of Saturn’s Icy Moon Enceladus in an Interdisciplinary Attempt, Conference: Search for Life: From early Earth to Exoplanets - International Centre for Interdisciplinary Science Education (ICISE), 2016, Quy Nhon, Vietnam
  • Bernacchi, S., Seifert, A., Krajete, A., Modular methods for development of gas converting bioprocesses illustrated by the development of Krajete® biomethanation technolgies, Workshop on ABE production and CO2/H2 fermentation, University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Science, Vienna, Austria, November 2016
  • Rittmann, S., Seifert, A., Bernacchi, S., Modelling, Qualitative and Quantitative analysis of pure culture biological methane (BMP) from H2 and CO2, Workshop on ABE production and CO2/H2 fermentation, University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Science, Vienna, Austria, November 2016
  • Bernacchi, S., Herwig, C., Application of a modular and interdisciplinary approach to the development of a biological methane production (BMP) process, International Conference for Renewable Gas technology (REGATEC 2015), 2015
  • Lorantfy, B., Bernacchi, S., Martinez Porqueras, E., Herwig, C., Restructurization of Renewable Energy Sources for more Efficient Biofuel Productions with Extremophilic Microorganisms,Presentation: EnInnov 2014 - 13. Symposium Energieinnovation, Graz, Austria, 12.02.2014 - 14.02.2014 
  • Bernacchi, S., Seifert, A., Krajete, A., Rittmann, S., Anwendungen der Methanogenese zur Biogasveredelung und Stromspeicherung, Presentation: biogas13, St. Pölten, Austria, 04.12.13-05.12.13
  • Bernacchi, S., Rittmann, S., Krajete, A., Seifert, A., Applications of  Methanogenesis for CO2 Utilization and Intermittent Power Storage, Presentation:2nd Conference on Carbon Dioxide as Feedstock for Chemistry and Polymers, Essen, Germany, 8.10.2013
  • Bernacchi, S., Seifert, A., Rittmann, S., Krajete, A., Benefits of biological methanation, Presentation: DBI-Fachforum Energiespeicher - Pilotprojekte, 18.09.2013, Berlin, Germany
  • Bernacchi, S., Seifert, A., Rittmann, S., Krajete, A., Biological Methanation for Intermittent Power Storage, Presentation:2. OTTI-Forum "Power to Gas": Power to Gas Integration von Biogasanlagen & Biologische Methanisierung, Regensburg, Germany, 10.09.2013
  • Rittmann, S., Seifert, A., Krajete, A., Bioprocess development for thermophilic biological methane production from H2 and CO2, Presentation: 12th International Meeting Thermophiles, 08.09.13-13.09.13, Regensburg, Germany
  • Rittmann, S., Seifert, A., Bernacchi, S., Prerequisites for pure culture biological methane production - a case study with Methanothermobacter marburgensis, Presentation: 8th International Symposium on Anaerobic Microbiology (ISAM 8), 12.06.2013-15.06.2013, Innsbruck, Austria
  • Seifert, A., Bernacchi, S., Benisch, M., Krajete, A., Power to Gas, Presentation: 8.10.2012, OTTI-Forum "Power to Gas", Regensburg, Germany
  • Seifert, A., Herwig, C., Influence of gas/liquid mass transfer on the volumetric production rate and product quality during biological methanogenesis, Presentation: 15th European Congress on Biotechnology, Istanbul, Turkey; 23.09.2012 - 26.09.2012
  • Seifert, A., Rittmann, S., Herwig, C., Influence of gas/liquid mass transfer on the volumetric production rate and product quality during biological methanogenesis, Presentation: ProcessNet-Jahrestagung und 30. DECHEMA-Jahrestagung der Biotechnologen, Karlsruhe, Germany; 10.09.2012 - 13.09.2012
  • Seifert, A., Bernacchi, S., Rittmann, S., Herwig, C., Krajete, A., Archäa Mikroorganismen zur biologischen Stromspeicherung, Presentation: 28.8.2012 DVGW, Essen, Germany
  • Seifert, A., Bernacchi, S., Rittmann, S., Herwig, C., Krajete, A., Archaea Microorganisms for Biological Power Storage, Presentation: 2.VDI-Fachkonferenz: Stationäre Energiespeicher für Erneuerbare Energien, 20.06.2012 - 21.06.2012, Karlsruhe, Germany
  • Seifert, A., Herwig, C., Einfluss des Gas/Flüssig-Massentransfers auf die volumetrische Produktionsrate und Produktqualität während der biologischen Methanogenese, Chemie Ingenieur Technik, 2012, 84(8): 1198
  • Seifert, A., Rittmann, S., Herwig, C., Biomethane Production from Gaseous Substrates Using Methanogenic Archaea, Poster: 19th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition, Berlin, Germany; 06.06.2011 - 10.06.2011

Academic thesis

  • An axenic autotrophic and hydrogenotrophic methanogenic culture converting CO2 and H2 to CH4 within a biological methane production (CO2-BMP) process proposed as a model platform for studying gas converting bioprocesses, Sébastien Bernacchi, PhD thesis, April 2018, DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.24714.08640

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