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Office of Naval Research

Microbial Fuel Cell

Caption: Bart Chadwick, head of the Environmental Sciences Branch of Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific, checks conditions in laboratory microbial fuel cells. The fuel cells may revolutionize naval energy use by converting decomposed marine organisms into electrical energy, offering a clean, efficient and reliable alternative to batteries and other environmentally harmful fuels.

Credit: US Navy photo by John F. Williams

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