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Using ‘wired microbes’ to generate electricity from sewage

By Damir Beciri
23 September 2013

microbial-battery-1Exoelectrogenic microbes are organisms evolved in airless environments which developed the ability to react with oxide minerals to create biological fuel needed for their survival. Although several research groups tried different approaches to tap into this source of energy since the turn of millennium, efficient use of these microbes as bio-generators proved to be challenging…. »

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SunCHem process turns microalgae into natural gas

By Damir Beciri
18 September 2012

sunchem-process-1Researchers from the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and the Paul Scherrer Institute managed to develop a bioreactor which uses microorganisms to produce methane gas. The technology could be used in sustainable and decentralized production of biosynthetic natural gas from microalgae – thus avoiding the use of  crops and lessening the need for fertile… »


Virtual Development and Training-Platform for production facilities

By Damir Beciri
3 July 2012

fraunhofer-iff-virtual-reality-plantsWe recently published an article about Canon’s vision of augmented reality which can be used during the design process, and in this article we’re going to write about idea which emerged from cooperation between Fraunhofer Institute and BASF SE who are jointly developing virtual reality (VR) software which could be used to plan and test… »