Pint of Science: Bacterias productoras de electricidad al rescate

This festival aims to deliver interesting and relevant talks on the latest science research in pubs across the world

Pint of ScienceDr. Abraham Esteve Núñez, researcher at IMDEA Water and at the University of Alcalá, participated in Pint of Science Festival. The Pint of Science festival aims to deliver interesting and relevant talks on the latest science research in an accessible format to the public. The main festival takes placeannually over three days in the month of May simultaneously in pubs across the world. Pint of Science is a non-profit organisation.

Abraham Esteve participated in this festival last May 25 in Citizen Colón, where he gave a talk about electricity-producing bacteria. 30 years ago the discovery of Geobacter revolutionized geomicrobiology with its ability to breathe iron oxides. That study, product of the most basic science, gave rise to a discipline of more applied nature: Microbial Electrochechemistry, focused on the production of electricity from bacterial metabolism. Under this metabolism they are developing new applications for purifying water, decontaminate soils or desalinate seawater, which represent a paradigm shift in the way we understand these technologies.​

  

 

Published On: May 26, 2016

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