Cleaning Power

Microbiologists investigating the use of microbes to clean up contamination have found a strain that generates electricity whilst removing toxins. At the very least they could power their own home/ wastewater treatment facility.

“The bacteria are capable of continuously generating electricity at levels that could be used to operate small electronic devices. As long as the bacteria are fed fuel they are able to produce electricity 24 hours a day,” says Charles Milliken of the Medical University of South Carolina, who conducted the research with colleague Harold May.

via Worldchanging

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