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Microbial fuel cells

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Science Middle School

Turning Sewage into Microbial Fuel Cells

Scientists are creating bacteria batteries in an effort to use waste water to create electricity. This public radio story is about how the microbes from sewage can be harnessed to create microbial fuel cells. The process could provide ways to provide energy in remote place for very little money.

Life Science Environment Earth and Space Science Energy Cells

Story Length: 4:57

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Living on Earth

AIR DATE: 02/03/2012

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