A green future: Energy from algae and furniture eating flies

(Photo: Screenshot from this video)

No news first: The natural resources of raw oil as well as brown coal are endless. So scienctists and experts are up to find some alternatives. Applicants should bring some skills: An ability to be renewable, growing, green and available everywhere and every time.

Famous applicants we already know are wind and the sun. Both not always reliable everywhere. But what about algaes? They grow in oceans, but also on places with just some water. Like in old tanks or pipes.

In other words:

“Algae fuel might be an alternative to fossil fuel and uses algae as its source of natural deposits. Several companies and government agencies are funding efforts to reduce capital and operating costs and make algae fuel production commercially viable.” [source]

That in terms of fuel. But what about electricity? Flies maybe? What sounds like a handy idea is a handy idea.

Designers James Auger and Jimmy Loizeau thought it up. And actually developed a digital wall clock getting its energy from eating flies. Photo above, video here!

Eight flies for 12 days of light. That’s the deal.

(Photo: Screenshot from this video)

There’s also a table catching, well… mice. Also worth a look…


What do you think? Algae or flies? Good ideas? Or even better ideas?



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