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North East team reveal "power from poo" research

A team of researchers from Northumbria Water and Newcastle University have revealed how sewage plants have the power to run themselves and produce clean energy.

Speaking at the British Science Festival in Newcastle this week, the experts explained how billions of naturally-occurring microbes in sewage could be harnessed to develop a self-powered treatment process and produce valuable hydrogen gas.

Funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), the team are now preparing to install the next generation of Microbial Electrolysis Cell technology at a sewage works in Sedgefield... Read more>


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