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Bacteria-Boosted Batteries

This Experimental Battery Uses Bacteria to Recharge Itself

— April 8, 2016 — Tech
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.
Trend Themes
1. Bacteria-boosted Batteries - Bacteria-based batteries offer a disruptive innovation opportunity for the energy storage industry.
2. Microbial Fuel Cells - Microbial fuel cells open new possibilities for sustainable energy generation in the renewable energy industry.
3. Microbial Electrosynthesis - Microbial electrosynthesis presents a disruptive innovation opportunity for the chemical industry, allowing the conversion of electricity into chemical form.
Industry Implications
1. Energy Storage - The energy storage industry can leverage bacteria-based batteries to enhance the efficiency, sustainability, and lifespan of batteries.
2. Renewable Energy - Microbial fuel cells provide a disruptive innovation opportunity for the renewable energy industry, enabling sustainable and eco-friendly electricity generation.
3. Chemical - The chemical industry can explore microbial electrosynthesis to create new avenues for sustainable chemical production and energy conversion.
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