British scientists develop microbial fuel power-Lithium - Ion Battery Equipment

British scientists develop microbial fuel power cells -Lithium - Ion Battery Equipment

For the first time, British scientists have turned the waste generated in the process of making coffee into electricity. This research will help farmers in developing countries reduce pollution. It is reported that the world can produce 9.5 million tons of coffee every year, and the coffee industry will produce a large amount of liquid waste in the process of converting coffee beans into coffee. These wastes are generated in the process of cleaning coffee seeds or coffee beans, and intensive water use in the production of instant coffee.(Lithium - Ion Battery Equipment)

Now, a research team led by the University of Surrey in the UK has cooperated with researchers in Colombia to develop a fuel cell, which uses microorganisms instead of chemicals such as fuel cells in hydrogen cars. It can remove pollutants from water and generate electricity in the process.

Claudio, a system microbiologist at the University of Surrey· Dr Claudio Avignone Rossa said: "You will not use this power generation method to power London's lighting, but you will use it in areas where the power generation method needs to be improved."

It is reported that although coffee waste was previously used as biofuel and sold as a "biological product" after compression for combustion, this project of Surrey University is still considered the first project to generate electricity from coffee waste.

Clare, Minister of Energy and Clean Development of the United Kingdom? Claire Perry praised the project as a typical example of Britain's development in the field of green economy. She said: "The latte you drink in the morning can extend your life in another way in a remote coffee farm in Colombia. Now, thanks to the research funded by the British government, these farms can produce coffee beans and electricity at the same time."

Rosa also added that the microorganisms used to convert coffee wastes are the same as those contained in the sludge of wastewater treatment plants, which can also be found in Colombian farms. "Therefore, the supply of microorganisms is not a problem."

Rosa said that he was waiting for the reply from the government funded department, hoping to raise funds to build a prototype power generation facility in Colombia.



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