en do we need Fuel Cells?
hen small, light power sources are needed that cansustain over long periods, in remote locations(space and exploration).
copy nature¶s solutions to energy generation
They consume renewable BIOMASS
Microbes (bacteria) use substrates (fuel) from renewablesources,convert them into benign by-products &generate electricity.The fuel can even be taken from a living organism !(e.g. Glucose from the blood stream).
Implantable devices (e.g. Pacemakers,
could take advantage!
to draw power as long as thesubject lives.
arge scale production of power possible from renewablesources: sugars found in waste material (in sewage) or sugars in carbohydrate-rich crops (corn).