Superbugs from space offer new source of power
The development takes microbial power technology a stage nearer its goal of providing a renewable source of powerScientists have doubled the power output of a "bacteria battery" by selecting microbes from a UK river estuary, including one normally found in space.The development takes microbial power technology a stage nearer its goal of providing a portable, independent and renewable source of power for use with low-energy devices and in parts of the world without electricity.A multi-disciplinary team from Newcastle university focussed on the river Wear estuary to collect and test different bacteria for their power-generation potential. The microbial power process is well-established in sewage treatment and water cleansing, but remains well short of providing a significant supply of electricity.The Newcastle survey, reported in the latest issue of the American Chemical Society's Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, shows how a prolonged dredge of just one site can come up with a formidable range o
Bacteria normally found 30km above the earth have been identified as highly efficient generators of electricity.
Tue 21 Feb 12 from Phys.org
Superbugs from space offer new source of power, Wed 22 Feb 12 from Labspaces.net
Superbugs from space offer new source of power, Tue 21 Feb 12 from ScienceDaily
This is the first time anyone has deliberately manipulate bacteria to increase fuel cell electricity.
Wed 22 Feb 12 from Discovery.com
The mysterious organisms, found in the the mouth of the River Wear, in Sunderland, can generate electricity using a special battery called a microbial fuel cell.
Wed 22 Feb 12 from Daily Mail
The development takes microbial power technology a stage nearer its goal of providing a renewable source of powerScientists have doubled the power output of a "bacteria battery" by selecting ...
Wed 22 Feb 12 from Guardian.co.uk
An artificial biofilm developed at Newcastle University has helped double the output of a microbial fuel cell from 105mW/m³ to 200mW/m³.
Thu 23 Feb 12 from The Engineer
Scientists from Newcastle University in Australia have incorporated the use of a microbe -- usually found high up in the Earth?s stratosphere -- and others found in the UK river estuary, to ...
Wed 22 Feb 12 from RedOrbit
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