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More Insights into Using Bacteria to Generate Electricity from Waste

Bacteria have evolved to utilize almost any chemical as a food source. In the microbial fuel cell, bacteria form a biofilm, a living community that is attached to the electrode by a sticky sugar and protein coated biofilm matrix. When grown without oxygen

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More Insights into Using Bacteria to Generate Electricity from Waste

The microbial fuel cell (MFC), shown in this tabletop setup, can take a common source of organic waste such as human sewage, animal waste, or agricultural runoff and convert it into electricity.