Idea Details

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SNo Student Name School Degree Year Email
1Saleha HafeezASABMS/M.PhilFirstwelcome_saleha@live.com

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Idea Details

Idea Name: Mini Biogenerators
Slogan: Energy saved is energy generated
Supervisor Name: Dr. Najam Us Sahar Sadaf Zaidi
Supervisor Designation: HOD, Assistant Professor
Supervisor School: ASAB
Supervisor Department: Industrial Biotechnology
Contact number: +92-051-9085-6132
Email ID: sadafzaidi@asab.nust.edu.pk
Abstract:
    Biogenerators will consist of Magnetotactic bacteria in tube containing medium instead of magnets. Rotation of these tubes will be powered by biofuels which will be produced by biosolar cells or MFCs.
What is the unmet need in society that your idea will fulfill ?
    Our society needs clean, inexpensive and unlimited supply of energy. Fossil fuels are in limited supply and one day these will be depleted. Mini biogenerator uses renewable energy to generate electricity that will be portable and will provide energy where there is no means to produce electricity.
Who needs it ? How many would benefit ?
   Initially a limited number of people will benefit from it because it will produce electricity at a limited scale. The main benefactors will be the people who live at places where main source of electricity is not available.
How will the solution works
    Magnetotactic bacteria possesses magnetosomes which allow them to orient along the magnetic field lines of the Earth's magnetic field. If these bacteria are moved in closed circuit containing conductor then according to Faraday's law of Electromagnetic Induction an electric current will follow. Biogenerators will consist of these bacteria instead of magnets. Movement of the tubes containing bacteria will be powered by biofuels produced as a by product of Biosolar cells or Microbial Fuel Cells.
Who are your competitors ? How is your solution different
    The people involved in the production of energy through fossil fuels will be our competitors. We are using microorganisms for the production of electricity and others are using different methods for the production of electricity.
Status: new
Entry Date & Time: 2017-11-22 (1959)