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The Discovery of Geobacter
A paper on the significance of the discovery of the micro-organism, Geobacter.
# 145017 | 1,120 words | 5 sources | APA | 2010 | US
Published on Oct 22, 2010 in Biology (General)

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The paper discusses how the micro-organism Geobacter can remediate contaminated soil, power batteries, and allow microbial fuel cells (MFCs) to be used in commercial applications. The paper then explains all the potential applications of Geobacter fuel cells as self-sustaining, immortal batteries.

From the Paper:

"There are a variety of practical applications that could find this discovery quite useful. The electronics industry could utilize Geobacter Microbial Fuel Cells (MFC) in place of manufacturing nanowires, which come from expensive metals and silica. Geobacter fuel cells could be placed in medical devices that are implanted in a patient, with the organisms feeding off the patient's own blood sugar to power the device, meaning the batteries would never need to be replaced (Davis). Dr. Leonard Tender, at the Naval Research Laboratory, has put this research into use in his Benthic Unattended Generator (BUG). This Geobacter MFC is being utilized to power remote instruments and sensors deployed in marine environments (Greer)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • About Geobacter. 2008. December 4, 2008 <>.
  • "Bacteria May Be Wiring Up the Soil." Nature. 26 Sept. 2007. December 4, 2008 <>.
  • Davis, R. "Little Geobacter Still Sparks Discoveries After 20 Years." The Greenfield Reorder. 15 June 2007. December 4, 2008. <>.
  • "Green Energy." Time. 30 Aug 2007. December 4, 2008. <>.
  • Greer, D. "Harnessing the Power of Microbes." Biocycle. May 2007. December 4, 2008. <>.

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