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Battery with anode made of mushrooms

Discussion in 'Battery Discussion' started by Dutchie, Sep 29, 2015.

  1. Dutchie

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    #2 Jaff, Sep 29, 2015
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    Whaddya know...magic mushrooms! :biggrin:
     
  3. RDoc

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    It looks like they just use the stems. If they're going to have mushroom caps as a "waste" product of the process, perhaps they should investigate Chanterelles. That might be profitable enough that the battery anodes would be considered a by-product.

    Now, if this worked with Alba Truffles.....
     
  4. FlasherZ

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    Top o' the Mushroom (Seinfeld reference). They found a use for the mushroom stumps!
     
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    I don't know if you could hire "The Cleaner" for mushroom tops...
     
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    Interesting read, would be wonderful if it could be made to work. Though whether they would be able to last for 8+ years remains to be seen, and building your batteries around replacing the Anodes would more likely than not nullify most advantages you gain here, if it's even possible.
     

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