Powering Up…With A Microbial Fuel Cell

Reporting in Environmental Science and Technology, researchers write of harvesting electricity from microbe-rich river sediments — enough to power a small LED bulb. Grant Burgess, a marine biotechnologist at Newcastle University, discusses the hunt for electron-burping bugs.

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Grant Burgess

Grant Burgess is a Professor of Marine Biotechnology at Newcastle University. He’s based in Newcastle, United Kingdom.