Bioluminiscence: bacteria and algae

A researcher from the University of Seville has made some research into algae and bacteria with bioluminiscence properties. His conclusions arise a great option for biodegradable luminaires.


According to the researcher, thanks to an specific way of farming bacteria Vibrio fischeri and seaweeds Pyrocystus fusiformis, both can turn out bioluminiscence properties. The solution is based on the transformation of chemical energy into light energy.

This new development, could be used to substitute thousands of luminaires. It may not be suitable for common luminaires. But some others such as emergency and signalizing lights could be replaced.

Moreover, it gives a natural solution for used luminaires. Thanks to its biodegradable characteristics, no recycling action will be needed.

Source: La Flecha

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