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Purple Bacteria Turn Poop into Power


In the quest for clean energy solutions, the answer may lie where you least expect it: the toilet.

Sewage and wastewater are rich sources of organic matter and nutrients, potential feedstocks for biofuels such as biohydrogen. But without sufficient extraction methods, the energy-abundant substances are flushed down the drain and sent to disposal and treatment facilities.

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