With the increase in number of automobiles and industries, the problem linked with pollution and organic waste is increasing dramatically because the automobiles and industries nowadays are the main source of pollution and wastes. Keeping this problem in mind, Researchers at the Center for Biotechnology at the Biodesign institute at Arizona State University are trying to develop a new technology which will potentially have the ability to extract electricity from pollution and organic waste products.
Actually these researchers are trying to develop Microbial fuel cells (MFC) which have the ability to oxidise organic pollutants and to produce electricity from pollution. Bruce Rittmann, Director of the Center for Environmental Biotechnology at the Biodesign institute and his team of researchers are carrying on this research. According to Bruce Rittmann, Microbial fuel cells oxidises organic pollutants such as CO2, and due to reduction in carbon dioxide the Greenhouse effect will get reduced which is the biggest advantage of this method.