New Biofuel Cell Powered by Rat’s Body Fluids

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The biofuel cell could one day provide safe, longer-lasting power to the next generation of medical implants.

A new fuel cell is putting a twist on alternative energy from biofuels: The implanted device draws power from chemicals in living animals. Dubbed a glucose biofuel cell, the implant gets its juice from glucose—aka blood sugar—and oxygen, both of which are naturally present in the fluids between a body’s cells.

 

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