A New Invention Of Battery That Generate Electricity From Algae Is Developed
A new technology has been developed that generates electricity from algae.
A team led by Concordia University engineering professor Muthukumaran Packirisamy created a power cell that harnesses electrical energy from the photosynthesis and respiration of blue-green algae.
This technology or invention has developed to limit carbon emissions and carbon content in an environment that uses blue-green algae to generate electricity.
In future it will be used in Smart Phones and Computers also.
Both photosynthesis and respiration, which take place in plants cells, involve electron transfer chains. By trapping the electrons released by blue-green algae during photosynthesis and respiration, we can harness the electrical energy they produce naturally.
“It is a process that is constantly occurring all over the world, we have created a new and scalable technology that could lead to cheaper ways of generating carbon-free energy”.
Blue-green algae called cyanobacteria which exist everywhere that’s why this process is the little bit easy.
The photosynthetic power cell consists of an anode, cathode, and proton exchange membrane. The blue-green algae are placed in the anode chamber, and as they undergo photosynthesis, they release electrons onto the electrode surface. With an external load attached to the cell, it’s possible to extract the electrons and harness power from the device.
But now it is only available to use for small electricity usage but it is a hope that in future it will be used in producing electricity for daily usages.