microbial fuel cells

Moss FM: World’s First Plant-Powered Radio Uses “Biological Solar Panels”

Moss FM: World’s First Plant-Powered Radio Uses “Biological Solar Panels”

Moss FM is the world's first plant-powered radio! The neatly arranged pots of moss form a Photo Microbial Fuel Cell that captures electrons generated during photosynthesis and converts them into

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Bielefeld University Students Produce Batteries Powered by E.Coli Bacteria

Bielefeld University Students Produce Batteries Powered by E.Coli Bacteria

Image via iGEM team 2013 A team of ten students at Bielefeld University, Germany have come up with a new source of electricity – the infection-causing bacteria Escherichia coli. Their

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EcoBot III is a Human Waste-Powered Robot that Cleans Wastewater!

EcoBot III is a Human Waste-Powered Robot that Cleans Wastewater!

EcoBot III is a lightweight self-sustaining robot designed to clean wastewater! Powered by Microbial Fuel Cells (MFCs), the robot runs off human waste, using it to produce electricity necessary for

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Nanotechnology Makes Poop Power 20 Times More Efficient

Nanotechnology Makes Poop Power 20 Times More Efficient

Engineers at Oregon State University have their minds in the gutter. They're working on getting more energy from sewage, and they've made a discovery that boosts electricity production substantially. By

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Artist Unleashes Fuel Cell-Powered Nomad Plants to Clean Rivers

Artist Unleashes Fuel Cell-Powered Nomad Plants to Clean Rivers

Mexican artist Gilberto Esparza has unleashed a legion of solar-powered "Nomad Plants" that mosey along riverbanks in search of resources to sustain themselves. Each one utilizes a microbial fuel cell to

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VoltPot Table Planter Charges Your Gadgets With Dirt Power!

VoltPot Table Planter Charges Your Gadgets With Dirt Power!

Part coffee table and part planter, this awesome Volt Pot puts the environment to work indoors by harnessing the power of dirt to charge your gadgets! The fresh green planter pot has a built-in Microbial

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Harvard Scientists Create Dirt Powered Bacteria Batteries

Harvard Scientists Create Dirt Powered Bacteria Batteries

Harvard scientists believe in the power of the good earth -- literally. A team at the Boston-based college have created microbial fuel cell (MFC) batteries that derive energy from naturally occurring

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Light the World Using Dirt Powered Fuel Cells!

Light the World Using Dirt Powered Fuel Cells!

Take a little bit of soil, add some microbes, a little bit of human ingenuity and you'll find yourself with the most unlikely source of power ever - dirt! Building off of this simple concept, a team from

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