24 Jul '12, 2pm

Microbes Treat Waste and Produce Power

Microbes Treat Waste and Produce Power

One process , developed by researchers at Michigan State University, mimics the natural mechanism of waste digestion and generates 20 times more energy than existing processes by creating ethanol and hydrogen for fuel cells. Two Bacteria Are Better than One Instead of using one microbe to break down cellulose in a fermenter, Gemma Reguera, an associate professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics from Michigan State University, is using two bacteria. The process recreates a symbiotic relationship between bacteria and fungi – the same relationship responsible for breaking down organic material in nature. The technology goes by many names, including microbial electrolysis cells, and microbial electrochemical cells, but the guiding principle remains the same: using microbes to digest waste and produce a usable by-product. These by-products include hydrogen and ethanol. A ...

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