Biofuel Battery Powered By Micro-Organisms

Biofuel Battery Powered By Micro-Organisms

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

Naresh Kumar
  • 26 august 2010

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.

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