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Acetogenesis is a process through which acetate is produced by anaerobic bacteria from a variety of energy (for example, hydrogen) and carbon (for example, carbon dioxide) sources. The different bacterial species that are capable of acetogenesis are collectively termed acetogens.

Chemical equation

2 CO2 (aq) + 4H2 (aq) = CH3COOH (aq) + 2H2O[1]

Acetogenesis and anaerobic digestion

Acetogenesis is the third stage of anaerobic digestion

See also


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