A power cell made from a microscopic part of the human body could replace traditional energy sources.

Scientists have developed a prototype of a biological battery cell that is powered by a micro-organism found in the human body. The biofuel battery consists of a layer of mitochondria, which is responsible for powering our body cells, placed between electrodes to generate energy after it breaks down the sugar and waste cooking oil fed to it.

Researchers who created this cell believe that it could eventually replace conventional batteries used to power electronic devices.

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