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ElectriciTrees

Dec 2001

Professor Bernhard Wiltholt, chairman of the Institute of Biotechnology at Zurich’s ETH, says that future power shortages could be solved by trees and ‘plants that produce electricity from sugars … or directly via photosynthesis, so that energy could be brought [to] everywhere on earth via small dispersed systems that everyone can build by planting a few seeds.’ Depending on the number of such trees planted, electricity could be grown to run a fridge or even a household.

source: The Ecologist, Dec 2001

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