PlantPower. Generating energy with plants

How can we face the energy needs of the future? The use of renewable energies should be higher and higher throughout the next years. But some of them are currently expensive and not suitable everywhere. That’s why PlantPower could be a new and innovative solution.


Plants create organic matter during photosynthesis that is released into the soil. There, some bacterias are able to change that matter into electrons and hydrogen protons. And anode is capable of transporting those electrons and produce energy. Moreover, the hydrogen protons can be combined with oxygen in order to produce water.

PlantPower was a project from which a start-up called Plant-e has been developed and is currently improving this system.

More information: PlantPower and Plant-e

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