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Her er en anden opfindelse under udvikling som er en klapsalve værd. En Hollands igangsætter har udviklet en måde hvorpå levende planter kan bruges som en kontinuerlig kilde for rent energi - alt hvad der er nødvendigt er en lyskilde, kuldioxid, vand og en mark eller en klat jord med planter.på.

Firmaet hedder Plant-e, og viser verden hvor nemt det kan være at bringe elektricitet til isolerede områder som fortiden er uden adgang til strøm.

Som vist på videoen nedenfor, så fungerer systemet bedst i vådområder eller vandrige marker såsom rismarker. Det betyder ej heller noget om vandet er brakvand eller om det er forurenet. Det betyder at områder som ikke er egnet til at dyrke afgrøder kan blive omdannet til at fungere som en energikilde.


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How does it work?

Based on natural processes, electrons are harvested from the soil and electricity is produced while plants continue to grow! It might sound too good to be true, but it absolutely is not.

As Next Nature shares, the theory behind the Plant-e system is simple. When a plant creates food using photosynthesis, a large portion of the organic matter generated is actually excreted by the roots into the soil. That same organic matter then gets consumed by microorganisms living in the soil, which release electrons as a byproduct of this consumption. By placing an electrode near the roots, it then becomes easy to harvest this waste energy and turn it into electricity.

In addition, the plants are left unharmed during the entire process. In fact, tests show that the plants will continue to grow normally in the presence of electrodes, providing a constant source of power day and night. Combined with lamps powered by salt water, off-grid locations may have access to sustainable energy sooner than predicted!


At present, a prototype green roof utilizing this technology is already being developed and tested in the Netherlands. If all goes well, the Plant-e team hopes to utilize this system to harvest a significant amount of energy - maybe even enough to power a house. At present, they have been able to use the technology to generate enough energy to power a cell phone - but time will no doubt allow the company to perfect its process.

The amount of renewable energy sources being developed is astonishing; perhaps very soon in the near future technologies like solar and wind power may be merged with a system like this, completely eliminating humanity's dependence on fossil fuels.