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July 30, 2017 AT 5:51 pm

Living Light Harnesses Plant Energy

[ Found @ TheNextWeb ]

How would you take care of your lamp if it was actually alive? A Dutch product designer has come up with  “Living Light” which is a light that takes advantage of energy that soil bacteria generates during a plants photosynthesis process. While the energy is limited it is still possible for a healthy plant to produce up to .1mW.

[ Read More @ Ermi Van Oers Site ]

Within my fascination for Biodesign, I discovered ‘microbial energy’: energy generated by bacteria and harvested by microbial fuel cells. For my graduation project, I collaborate with Plant-e, a research group that is focussed on applying and developing the microbial fuel cell technology to plants.


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