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Finally a Good Use For Sugar--Bacterial Batteries

Most of us know the 124 ways sugar can ruin your health, but now two scientists at the University of Massachusetts have discovered a novel sugar-loving micro-organism that may one day serve as a stable source of low power. This bacteria can transfer more than 80 percent of the electrons available in the sugar, contrary to most previous microbial fuel cells that use sugar and deliver in the range of 10 percent.

New York Times September 18, 2003 Free Registration Required

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