Originally posted by twhiteheadThey said it produces a 'small' amount of electricity. I wonder what that means in terms of watt hours or voltage and current? But it is a small lab result so my guess is it will scale ok.
Certainly good news if they can scale it up.
Although it does beg the question as to why the traditional process consumes energy. Chemical reactions have a net energy which is constant whatever method is used. So my guess is the traditional method either has waste byproducts or is careless about heat.
Originally posted by twhiteheadWonder if that can be improved on?
I see from Wikipedia that the overall reaction does produce energy but the current method is very inefficient and has to be repeated over and over with various gasses being extracted etc. It is the high pressures that takes all the energy.