Engineering students collaborate to create new type of bacteria-based batteries

A close-up of the top of an AA battery

The University of British Columbia engineering design teams are offering students a chance to innovate the next generation of rockets using a microbial fuel cell. The microbial fuel cell is a battery that uses bacteria to generate electricity as it feeds on sewage. The goal is to create technology that could become a source of sustainable energy in space. Read about the practical applications, competitions, and testing scenarios the batteries have been put through.

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