The search for alternative forms of energy is an important part of technological research. Of the different energy sources being examined, microbial-powered fuel cells are considered one of the most promising clean energy alternatives. A fuel cell is a device that converts the chemical energy from a fuel into electricity through a chemical reaction. This is the subject of research from the University of Rochester. Not only have scientists made significant progress, they have constructed a fuel cell that relies on bacteria found in wastewater.
Posted by Dr. Tim Sandle