Electricity from living plants
I just read on the site of my local broadcaster here in The Netherlands that a small company which works closely with the Wageningen University has won a very prestigious prize.
They won a Technology Pioneer Award from theb World Economic Forum
This company makes electricity, using the photosynthesis of living plants. They are already using it to power lights on a viaduct here in The Netherlands.
Sounds really interesting and makes me wonder if in the not too distant future we might be able to get all our electricity from the plants in our gardens.
Here are some video clips which explain it a bit better than I can. And it's in English.
You have to scroll down a bit for the video aout Plant-e.
Could this perhaps turn my poor little garden into a nice little earner one day???