Researchers Develop Technology to Generate Electricity and Hydrogen from Live Bacteria
Published:21 Jun.2018    Source:Nanowerk
A technology developed at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology enables energy harvesting from photosynthetic bacteria – cyanobacteria, which belongs to a family of bacteria common to lakes, seas and many other habitats.

Throughout their evolution, the bacteria developed photosynthetic mechanisms that enable them to generate energy from sunlight. In addition, they also generate energy in the dark, via respiratory mechanisms, which relies on sugar degradation.