Are bugs the new generation of Power Sources? What about Solar? We’ll still have Solar energy, but some scientist at Newcastle University are working with Bacteria in the Atmosphere to create new power cells.
Now, it would take a lot of these to power a home, but it would provide some form of electricity in areas of the world that don’t have any. For example, you could power a light bulb, or a small appliance with it. Perhaps even a computer?
Here is an excerpt from the article…
“Bacillus stratosphericus — a microbe commonly found in high concentrations in the stratosphere — is a key component of a new ‘super’ biofilm that has been engineered by a team of scientists from Newcastle University.
Isolating 75 different species of bacteria from the Wear Estuary, Country Durham, UK, the team tested the power-generation of each one using a microbial fuel cell (MFC).
By selecting the best species of bacteria, a kind of microbial “pick and mix,” they were able to create an artificial biofilm, doubling the electrical output of the MFC from 105 Watts per cubic metre to 200 Watts per cubic metre.
While still relatively low, this would be enough power to run an electric light and could provide a much needed power source in parts of the world without electricity.”
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