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    Plant-e: living plants generate electricity

    Post  mudra on Thu Aug 06, 2015 5:27 am

    Plant-e: living plants generate electricity

    Here’s another development worthy of applause: A Dutch start-up has developed a way to use living plants as a continuous source of clean energy – all that is needed is a light source, carbon dioxide, water, and a field or patch of plants.

    The company is called Plant-e, and it is showing the world how easy it can be to bring electricity to isolated regions currently without power.

    As shared in the video above, the system works best in wetlands or watery fields like rice paddies. Also, it doesn’t matter if the water is brackish or polluted. This means that areas unsuitable for growing crops could be repurposed as a power source.

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