Researchers discover mitochondria bio fuel cell powered by cooking oil

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Eco Factor: Researchers develop a mitochondria fuel cell powered by soda pop or vegetable oil.

Shelley Minteer, a Professor of Chemistry at Saint Louis University in Missouri has announced the discovery of a new class of bio fuel cells that could be powered by sugar found in soda pop or vegetable oil. In its first ever demonstration the team showed how a device incorporated with layer of mitochondria cells placed between two electrodes helps in producing electricity using sugar and cooking oil byproducts as fuel. The team believes that if developed further the recent advancement has the potential to replace disposable and rechargeable batteries in wide variety electronic goods.

Via: Gizmag

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