[SpaceProgram] Microbes generating electricity directly from wastewater

Jerry Isdale isdale at gmail.com
Sat Aug 25 19:11:09 CEST 2012

The usual generation of power from waste is to use microbes to break down waste material into methane, which is then burned (or powers a fuel cell) .  This advance from Oregon State University, USA has the microbes creating free electrons which directly produces electricity in a fuel cell...


Waste handling and power generation are two major issues for any long term space habitation and humanity's survival.  Such Bio-hacking research (or education) projects are well worth studying and would probably be of interest to the Hackerspace Space Program.

Jerry Isdale
isdale at gmail.com

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