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‘Bionic mushrooms’ which generate electricity could power our future lighting, say scientists
White button mushrooms have been developed into a new source of green power
- Sally Guyoncourt
- The Scotsman
Ordinary white button mushrooms have been transformed into ‘bionic’ fungi capable of producing eco-friendly electricity with a little help from some bacteria and nanotechnology.
Researchers at the Stevens Institute of Technology, New Jersey have added cyanobacteria (commonly known as blue-green bacteria) and graphene nanoribbons to the cap of the mushrooms to generate and…
Manu Mannoor, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at the…