SocEnt

Title

Turning Microbial Fuel Cells into Power

Document Type

Presentation

Type

Social Entrepreneurship (SocEnt)

Start Date

27-4-2022 9:30 AM

End Date

27-4-2022 9:50 AM

Abstract

Our lead project is about turning microbial fuel cells from plants into power that lower-income suburbs of Chicago can utilize. Many low-income places in the Chicago suburbs live without power and may not have access to electricity or certain technologies. Places of work, schools, and hospitals may need to utilize technology that they don’t have access to. That can cause a decrease in productivity. The use of fossil fuels is also bad for the environment since they cause an increase in Carbon Dioxide Emissions. Fossil fuels lead to climate change which is a big issue. Climate change causes rising sea levels and an increase in natural disasters. The solution that we propose to these problems is using plants as power. Living plants can contribute to energy creation due to the microbial fuel cells that are located in the plants. To gain donations to our cause, we will raise fundraisers and get people to donate the plants that they do not use to our cause. The places that we will be going to target will mainly be Ford Heights, East Chicago, Gary, Griffith, and Hammond. Those locations are all suburbs of Chicago. When enough donations are reached, we will expand to other lower-income neighborhoods that may be in need of electricity and power.

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Apr 27th, 9:30 AM Apr 27th, 9:50 AM

Turning Microbial Fuel Cells into Power

Our lead project is about turning microbial fuel cells from plants into power that lower-income suburbs of Chicago can utilize. Many low-income places in the Chicago suburbs live without power and may not have access to electricity or certain technologies. Places of work, schools, and hospitals may need to utilize technology that they don’t have access to. That can cause a decrease in productivity. The use of fossil fuels is also bad for the environment since they cause an increase in Carbon Dioxide Emissions. Fossil fuels lead to climate change which is a big issue. Climate change causes rising sea levels and an increase in natural disasters. The solution that we propose to these problems is using plants as power. Living plants can contribute to energy creation due to the microbial fuel cells that are located in the plants. To gain donations to our cause, we will raise fundraisers and get people to donate the plants that they do not use to our cause. The places that we will be going to target will mainly be Ford Heights, East Chicago, Gary, Griffith, and Hammond. Those locations are all suburbs of Chicago. When enough donations are reached, we will expand to other lower-income neighborhoods that may be in need of electricity and power.