According to information technology news sites, Florida State throws off nearly 400.000 tons of tomatoes each year. Latest business technology articles affirmed that a group including researchers from South Dakota Geology and Tech University figured out the ways to deal with the unused tomatoes and turn them into useful things such as power. This is an obvious proof for the amazing development of innovation and technology today.
All unused peels and seeds, or rotted or wormy tomatoes when producing ketchup are exhausted into the dumps and can yield very harmful methane.
How are tomatoes made into power?
The researchers produced special bacteria that have ability to create power from tomatoes. That cell utilizes the bacteria to take advantage of organic matter in the tomato’s waste, concurrently, oxidizes them to hold and charge electric. That process also help clean up the tomato waste in order to prevent greenhouse gases.
The first aims of this research are to handle wastewater and renew the potential energies. But right when combining both effects, this procedure has made benefits for the major industrial communication like Immokalee, the city has the most amount of tomatoes wasted in Florida State.
“I really hope that the innovation could be made use up in remote areas soon because of having much the industrial waste there”, Alexander Fogg, the originators said.
That research is led by Namita Shrestha along with other scientists under the management of Professor Venkataramana Gadhamshetty. The procedure will take a couple of weeks to conduct and complete and the tomatoes generating supple will run out after 10 – 14 days.
Seems to be a quite expensive recycled process, but creating power from the industrial waste will definitely bring remarkably economic effects. That procedure may be used in several huge cities to handle the industrial wastes.
Moreover, the research can be applied with the other kinds of leftover food, but the experts believe that tomato containing micronutrient supplements helps the process work easier.
400.000 tons of unused tomatoes each year can generate the amount of electricity enough for the Disney World within 90 days. These days, the researchers have made electricity current 0.3 W with 10mg waste. They will continue completing the design and the industrialization of the research in the nearest future.
Turning the food waste into electricity power may be no effective than uses of energy or solar energy. But with capable of solving both problems at the same time, this technology will be remarkable potential in the next decade.
The chemicals of the waste are targeted, this means it will be leaked into greenhouses. The final waste of the process is still tomato, a riot of red solid liquid but different in its basic structure.