flypaper energy thingy

Carcasses Create Energy For Clock

Design student James Auger was inspired by carnivorous plants to make a clock that is powered by converting the bodies of dead insects into electricity. A roll of flypaper catches the flies, which are in turn scraped off and dumped into a fuel cell…

It’s an application of biomass energy conversion technology. You can watch videos about the clock at the link.


via OhGizmo!

Photo: Auger Loizeau