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Electricity By Moss

Moss Table by the University of Cambridge

A new green technology is emerging, and it could be one of the most excitingly innovative ideas we’ve seen in quite awhile. It’s called Bio-Photo-Voltaics (BPV), and it harnesses energy through the process of photosynthesis that otherwise would be wasted. Currently, researchers for a company called Biophotovoltaics have developed a conceptual ‘Moss Table’ that creates energy with multiple moss pots spread throughout the console. The table acts as a bio-electrochemical device that converts algae, cyanobacteria, and vascular plants into electricity. It can be used to power alarm clocks and smaller devices, and eventually laptops and energy-hungry gadgets. This table was… read more