Green energy from roses are literal power plants

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We’ve covered how waste from coffee beans can be used as a source of green energy, but now a team at Linköping University in Sweden have developed a method that could transform plants themselves into a living source of energy. The Laboratory for Organic Electronics team developed a soluble semi-conductive polymer that was taken up by rose plants. Using this polymer, the researchers were able to complete a circuit using the plants’ own cellular electrochemical mechanisms for transporting ions and electrons between cells. This could allow engineers to hijack plants’ cellular signals, either to exert control over plant growth and…

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