Wastewater treatment is identified as a factor expected to fuel the market growth of microbial fuel cells, in a new QY Research Report.
These simple little devices come in a variety of shapes, sizes and styles, and can do so much more than just produce our power. To start, you can run them using almost any carbon source. If it rots, it can be used as fuel. Not only that, but using different configurations, you can use them to desalinate water, generate hydrogen or methane, or even synthesize drugs for you.
Best of all, you can incorporate plants into your design and now you have a literal living solar panel. The plant captures carbon, deposits some into the soil for the microbes to eat and turn into power. No silicon required, and if you use food plants, you get a tasty snack while you’re at it.