👨🔬 Researchers from the University of Cambridge have used a widespread species of blue-green algae to power a microprocessor continuously for a year using nothing but ambient light and water.
-> developed bio-photovoltaic energy harvester system is based on the use of non-toxic algae called Synechocystis,
-> the device was used to power an Arm Cortex M0+, which is a microprocessor used widely in IoT devices.
-> proposed system is comparable in size to an AA battery made of common, inexpensive and largely recyclable materials.
🔋 The authors conclude that the developed technology could be a sustainable alternative to lithium batteries.
📰 A new research was just released by Bombelli et al. 2022 in Energy & Environmental Science journal
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