A battery capable of generating electricity when buried in the ground developed

17:12 - 11.06.2024


June 11, Fineko/abc.az. A new UK startup has developed a bacteria-powered battery that can harvest electricity when buried in soil.

ABC.AZ reports that Bactery formed out of the University of Bath in the hope of commercialising the new form of sustainable power and help transform the agriculture sector.

The technology offers a green alternative to current power delivery methods for the sensors and other Internet of Things (IoT) devices that are increasingly used by farmers to increase efficiency, cut costs and maximise yields.

These devices currently rely on either inconvenient single-use batteries that need replacing, or costly and obstructive cabling. Bactery claims its new approach is more practical, affordable, and can last over 25 years without ever needing to be fixed or adjusted.