1. Microbial Fuel Cell: A New Source Of Green Energy

    The discovery of the tiny Geobacter microbe is credited to Dr. Derek Lovley of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and it holds the key to understanding microbial energy conversion. Geobacter uses its hair-like extensions, or pili, to generate electricity from mud and wastewater. Researchers have developed a strain of Geobacter that is eight times more efficient than other strains at producing power.
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