Swedish Scientist Breakthrough with Jellyfish MilkShake
In the wake of China’s clampdown on elements like titanium, scientists at Chalmers University in Sweden have developed their own means of generating energy at the nano (that is sub-atomic) level, partially by placing thousands of Aequorea victoria yellyfish into a blender and extracting the green florescent protein (GFP) to create miniature fuel cells.
GFP to be grown using bacteria, thus avoiding the pulverization of the poor creatures.
Thankfully, after the initial weeks of study, a method was developed that allowed the GFP to be grown using bacteria, thus avoiding the pulverization of the poor creatures.
The discovery however, has potential to be huge. Nanotechnology, primarily in medicine has made leaps and bounds in recent years, but one sticking point is the powering of devices on the sub-atomic level. The popular “Gratzel cells” currently used in many cases, require expensive titanium (that readers here will recognize is become all the more scarce these days)
Now using enzymes such as the GFP protein, says Zackary Chiragwandi at Chalmers University (the jellyfish milkshake school) we can generate a current measuring “tens of nano amperes” Scaled up as material in times energy out, this would appear to be more efficient than most existing solar cells.