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Bacterial Fuel Cells

Researchers at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, have figured out how to use a particular kind of bacteria to convert sugar (glucose) to electricity with 80% efficiency. Technology Review has the write-up.

This research is still in the early stages, but suggests (along with ongoing research in the use of pond scum to make hydrogen) that the next energy revolution could well have a strong biotech component.


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