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Photo Microbial Fuel Cells and mosses as electricity generators

How do Photo-MFCs work and why are mosses so suited for it? In order to grow, plants photosynthesise – they use solar energy to convert water and carbon dioxide into sugars. The photosynthetic process, in simple terms, consists of two stages. In the first, light-dependent stage, plants split water – oxygen is released and electrons […]

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Moss Table

The moss story begins

In 2011, designers Carlos Peralta and Alex Driver developed the Moss Table in collaboration with biochemist Dr. Paolo Bombelli of the University of Cambridge. The table is a speculative design introducing us to a new technology – Photo Microbial Fuel Cells (Photo-MFCs), which uses plants as biological solar panels to produce electricity. In the futuristic […]

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