The energy crisis is a broad and complex topic in Bangladesh. The energy crisis is something that is ongoing and getting worse, despite many efforts. The reason for this is that there is not a broad understanding of the complex causes and solutions for the energy crisis that will allow for an effort to Renewable energy still remains unused is most of the countries. Most of the energy comes from non-renewable sources like coal. It still remains the top choice to produce energy. Unless we give renewable energy a serious thought, the problem of energy crisis cannot be solved. Renewable energy sources can reduce our dependence on fossil fuel and also helps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. With the added bonus of fantastic local economic opportunities, it is a wise move to maintain a share of renewable energy in the nation’s energy mix.
We can produce electricity from plants (photosynthetic plants).Sounds good? Well it may be possible in near future. Thanks to new research from University of Georgia and Wageningen University. Researchers are currently working to improve the output and stability of the technologies for producing electricity from plants.
Plants lives on solar energy and this process is called photosynthesis. Plants produce organi c matter (C6H12O6). Part of this organic matter is used for plants growth, but a large part cannot be used- which is transported via plant root into the soil. Around, the root there naturally occurred bacteria break down the organic matter to gain energy from. In this process- electron and protons are produced as waste product by the activities of micro-organism in wet soil. By providing an anode in the wet soil for the micro-organisms to donate their electrons to, the electrons can be harvested as electricity. But plant growth is not affected by it & that electricity could be used too. Then those collected electrons flow to the power-harvster via a wire to the cathode where oxygen, protons and electrons meet and produce water.
There is an experiment – where we can produce electricity from apples but this is not sustainable, because in this case apples become poisonous and it will be no longer eatable. But by producing electricity from plants in wet soil, we can generate clear power using in remote areas where there is no electricity, because it is especially suitable for wetland soil, such as rice fields and mangroves. By the help of genetic engineering- if we are able to enhance the plant photosynthetic efficiency, there will be a hope that this technology will be competitive to traditional solar panel in future. 95% of the total rice area of Bangladesh is based on wetland soil. These vast rice lands could be easily used for harvesting electricity. I am expecting that this electricity harvesting process won’t cost much and will be feasible for rural people of Bangladesh. This will be an alternate process of formal production of electricity using gas, fuel and coal. In order to improve this technology research is needed .As like hydrogen fuel cell, this green power technology will be also a successful technology in future.

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5 Comments » for Green Energy:Power From Plants
  1. Dr. A S M Masuduzzaman says:

    It is fruitful project in the face of energy crisis through out the world

    • Dr. A S M Masuduzzaman says:

      Please read the project proposal and help Nivea to win the international competition. At least 500 links are needed by 31 January 2017

  2. linda says:

    Nice..☺

  3. Robert Saccamanno says:

    Extraordinary

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