Remember where our energy comes from: oil rigs and chimneys, windmills and solar panels. Maybe even lithium-ion batteries come to mind.
We probablyNotThink of the farms, which make up over a third of the earth’s total land area. But farms can also be a source of energy. Barcelona-based battery company Bioo generates electricity from the organic matter in the soil and makes biological batteries that can power agricultural sensors, a growing world market of $ 1.36 billion.
Bioo’s technology eliminates the need for disposable chemical batteries that need to be replaced frequently. The company will partner with big players like Bayer Crop Science to test its sensor technology on farms while experimenting with using bio-batteries to power lighting systems. Finally, Bioo envisions a future in which biologycould even help power our largest cities.
See how it works in this video.