Tag: fuel cells

"Electric Fart Machine" Could Lead to Greater Fuel Storage Efficiency

By Rachel Cernansky | April 24, 2009 12:59 pm

fartmachine4.jpgWhile it may sound like every six-year-old boy’s dream, a new electric fart machine could actually improve fuel cell technology.

The machine takes single-celled microoranisms called archea and gives them little electric jolts, which trigger the organisms to turn carbon dioxide from the air into methane and release it as, um, micro-farts.  The methane can then be used to power fuel cells or store the electrical energy chemically until it’s needed.

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