Using Tomatoes for Power

Gian Paolo Catalfo

Dr.Llinas

Scientists are now looking for a way to use damaged tomatoes to conduct power. Namibia shrestha said “We have found that spoiled and damaged tomatoes left over from harvest can be a particularly powerful source of energy when used in a biological or microbial electrochemical cell, who is working on the project. “The process also helps purify the tomato-contaminated solid waste and associated waste water.” They want to use this a source of energy because florida generates 396,000 tons of tomatoes waste every year. So, the team developed a microbial electrochemical cell that can exploit tomato waste to generate electric current. Shrestha explains, “Microbial electrochemical cells use bacteria to break down and oxidize organic material in defective tomatoes.”

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