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I thought about posting this in renewable energy but it's really more dodgy technology than anything.

https://www.ecowatch.com/bionic-mushrooms-renewable-energy-2618702145.html
https://www.stevens.edu/news/bionic-mushrooms-fuse-nanotech-bacteria-and-fungi

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“Bionic Mushrooms” Fuse Nanotech, Bacteria and Fungi
Researchers take an ordinary white button mushroom and supercharge it with clusters of tightly-packed cyanobacteria and swirls of graphene nanoribbons to make electricity

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Re: Electric mushroom producing 65nA is the future of renewable energy
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2018, 02:02:06 am »
The future, my friend, seems to be, people getting high on electric mushrooms
 

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Re: Electric mushroom producing 65nA is the future of renewable energy
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2018, 02:18:19 am »
We've got to build up to the energy system from "The Matrix" somehow.
 

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Re: Electric mushroom producing 65nA is the future of renewable energy
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2018, 02:22:50 am »
Actually the research at Stevens is legit.  The other thing is a little bit over the top from there.   
 

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Re: Electric mushroom producing 65nA is the future of renewable energy
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2018, 02:29:41 am »
Why waste precious coins and nails on fruit (childhood fruit or potato battery) when you can use worthless graphene from a worthless 3d printer on a button mushroom so that you can then produce 1/100 the amount of energy? Oh, and the bacteria.

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Re: Electric mushroom producing 65nA is the future of renewable energy
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2018, 02:52:42 am »
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Why waste precious coins and nails on fruit
What with potatoes and lemons that would give "power plant" a new meaning.
 
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Re: Electric mushroom producing 65nA is the future of renewable energy
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2018, 05:59:51 am »
Organic energy will probably become a real thing, but it would be more like a bioreactor or microbe fuel cell. Having the bacteria on another organic substrate just seems like a stupid idea. Ideally, the substrate would be sandwitched conductors, and possibly have a method of delivering fuel to the microbes, or suspending it in a fluid. Like you know...a proper battery. :palm:
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Re: Electric mushroom producing 65nA is the future of renewable energy
« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2018, 08:03:22 am »
Unlike that charming pet potato on wheels, this mushroom just sits around and sporulates from time to time. :palm:
 
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Re: Electric mushroom producing 65nA is the future of renewable energy
« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2018, 01:49:34 pm »
Reminds me of the fat powered microbial fuel cell once on demo at the university I went to. It seems like a great idea - fat is about 50 times as energy dense as lithium batteries and there's no shortage of it in the US. Just one little problem - the demo unit was about the size of a few stacked CD cases but barely generates enough electricity to run a LCD clock. The power density would have to go up by several orders of magnitude to find practical uses.
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Re: Electric mushroom producing 65nA is the future of renewable energy
« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2018, 10:55:44 pm »
Bio electricity is nothing new, I built a bull shit battery (well cow actually)  in the sixties at school from an idea I got from a book that was a few years old.
Just a few plates of tin separated by cow poo, enough power for a pea lamp to glow.
Main drawback was the smell once it warmed up a bit.
 

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Re: Electric mushroom producing 65nA is the future of renewable energy
« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2018, 08:49:43 am »
Bio electricity is nothing new, I built a bull shit battery (well cow actually)  in the sixties at school from an idea I got from a book that was a few years old.
Just a few plates of tin separated by cow poo, enough power for a pea lamp to glow.
Main drawback was the smell once it warmed up a bit.

Oh yes, any type of organic reaction for energy (whether fuel, heat, or electrical) is going to produce organic waste, which may be putrid. Disposing of the waste will be another problem to overcome. Of course, any remaining reactivity in the waste is lost efficiency, so the ultimate goal would be a waste substance that is pretty neutral (IDK if this is even possible).
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Re: Electric mushroom producing 65nA is the future of renewable energy
« Reply #12 on: November 19, 2018, 01:54:53 am »
Bio electricity is nothing new, I built a bull shit battery (well cow actually)  in the sixties at school from an idea I got from a book that was a few years old.
Just a few plates of tin separated by cow poo, enough power for a pea lamp to glow.
Main drawback was the smell once it warmed up a bit.

Oh yes, any type of organic reaction for energy (whether fuel, heat, or electrical) is going to produce organic waste, which may be putrid. Disposing of the waste will be another problem to overcome. Of course, any remaining reactivity in the waste is lost efficiency, so the ultimate goal would be a waste substance that is pretty neutral (IDK if this is even possible).
Bio gas is possibly that, you get methane gas plus solid fertiliser and liquid fertiliser both have very little smell (slightly of ammonia) There is a bio gas plant just up the road from me and they spread the residue on the fields around me. All proven technology and probably the way to go, takes farm animal and crop waste and turns it into gas and fertiliser also works with human waste.
 


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