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Microbial ‘slime’ powered fuel cell

Posted February 23, 2012 By Kevin Orrman-Rossiter

Biotechnology is not all ‘genetically modified foods‘ or ‘silver bullet‘ medical treatments.  At the more mucky end of biotechnology scientists have doubled the power output of a microbial fuel cell that employs an artificial biofilm. A biofilm — or ‘slime’ — coats the carbon electrodes of the microbial fuel cell and as the bacteria feed, they […]

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