Microbes might power your devices in the future
Environment Energy Microbes

Microbes might power your devices in the future

Abdelrhman Mohamed
Abdelrhman Mohamed

Scientists have captured microbes that digest pollutants and generate electricity, raising hope that such ‘electrogenic’ organisms could become a new source of power one day.

In 10 seconds? In a breakthrough, researchers have managed to isolate power-producing microbes ‘in the wild’, allowing them to multiply the cells and observe their pollutant-destroying and electricity-generating capability.

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