Algae in electric power production
Researchers at the University of Cambridge advance in the development of algae-powered fuel cells
The need to find cleaner, renewable alternatives leads to finding unthinkable solutions until recently. After synthetic photovoltaic devices, biophotovoltaics (BPVs, also known as biological solar cells) using photosynthetic properties of microorganisms, like algae, to convert sunlight into electric power to generate electricity, are being researched. Researches advance from an innovation of this team of researchers: the development of a two-chamber BPV system where the two core processes involved in the operation of a solar cell (generation of electrons and conversion to power) are separate.
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