This Experimental Battery Uses Bacteria to Recharge Itself

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Apr 8, 2016
References: & gizmag
A group of scientists and engineers have managed to invent an exceptionally innovative experimental battery that makes use of bacteria to receive a handy energy boost whenever needed. Developed in the Netherlands, this bacteria-based battery can be charged and discharged 15 times in a row with minimum hassle.

The battery makes use of a microbial fuel cell wherein electricity is produced. It also harnesses microbial electrosynthesis, a process whereby electricity is converted into chemical form. When used in conjunction with each other, these two processes and technologies work together to enable this experimental battery to function while taking advantage of bacteria-boosted recharging.

Ultimately, this experimental battery could hark towards a future where batteries can be recharged using fully eco-friendly and effective biotechnology processes.