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Natural Organisms in Soil Can Power Lights With This Bio Battery, Which May Be World’s Most Disruptive Technology


A Spanish biotechnology company seeks to generate renewable energy from the same soil on which our houses are built.


Described as the most disruptive startup in the world in 2016 by Google, Bioo (pronounced Bee-oh) creates batteries that use microbes from the soil to generate electricity in a simple but ingenious way.

When the soil in which the battery is located is irrigated or receives rain, the nutrients and microbes in the soil that feed on the decaying plant matter leak into the battery, where their feeding activity creates protons and electrons. When combined with oxygen flowing through the holes in the battery, the process generates enough electricity to power lights, displays, or small appliances.

The objective of Bio is scaling up its technology until its ground-powered units can generate power for an entire home, which might not be that difficult as manufacturing doesn’t require any toxic or rare earth minerals like some solar photovoltaic panels do.

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Bioo is using potted plants in much of its research because plants expel excess energy from their photosynthesis through their roots, which can be captured to power small devices.

Currently a house is a little beyond the reach of founder Pablo Vidarte. However, you have created several innovative ways to showcase your ideas and hopefully generate the data and capital needed to scale.

One of these cabinets is the Living facility, which is why plants are used as biological on / off switches. After receiving a certain radio frequency, Vidarte has discovered that certain potted plants can produce power through their systems and be used as live electrical switches, turn on lights, screens, music, and even extend Wi-Fi, for use in a home or environment. retailer.

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12Working on the Spanish island of Ibiza, Vidarte’s larger Bioo panels they are powering the outdoor lighting installed throughout the company property, which is turned on at night.

Unlike solar panels that require batteries to store energy and use it when the sun is not shining, or wind turbines that stop moving without a breeze, microbes in the soil never sleep and never stop generating power. The flow of energy is constant, even in the middle of a night or on a windless day. The Bioo panel will also save water under a garden or lawn because it generates additional H20 that is expelled into the ground.

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And the 100% renewable energy panels, which can currently generate 3W per square meter, do not disrupt the natural landscape above ground. Many planners are eager to use them to turn on lights, especially in parks.

“The technology itself has the potential to be very, very cheap,” Vidarte says. “After all, it only requires graphite and carbon-based substances that are really easy to obtain, they are very abundant and also very cheap.”

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