Reverse Microbial fuel cell
Another demonstration of electrofuels work was from Harvard University where researchers are genetically engineering e.coli bacteria to perform different functions en route to making a fuel. Here researcher Wade Hicks holds a model of a peptide, a type of molecule that the bacteria could make to carry electrons. With electrons and sunlight, the bacteria could take in carbon dioxide and make an organic molecule. The organic molecule could then be converted into a fuel.
March 3, 2011 9:31 AM PST
Photo by: Martin LaMonica/CNET
| Caption by: Martin LaMonica
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