• Question: How do you make electricity out of dirt bacteria?

    Asked by Dr.ricktofen to Keegan on 25 Apr 2016. This question was also asked by Derek, Dustin.
    • Photo: Keegan Cooke

      Keegan Cooke answered on 25 Apr 2016:

      I’m so glad you asked! If you want to see a video/pictures on this, you can check see those on our website here: http://www.mudwatt.com/pages/how-mudwatt-works.

      Among the diverse communities of bacteria that live in soil, there are particular species with the unique ability to munch up nutrients and release electrons outside their own bodies. We collect those electrons in our MudWatt components and run them through our circuit to power things.