‘Bionic mushrooms’ which generate electricity could power our future lighting, say scientists

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White button mushrooms have been developed into a new source of green power

  • Sally Guyoncourt
  • The Scotsman

Ordinary white button mushrooms have been transformed into ‘bionic’ fungi capable of producing eco-friendly electricity with a little help from some bacteria and nanotechnology.

Researchers at the Stevens Institute of Technology, New Jersey have added cyanobacteria (commonly known as blue-green bacteria) and graphene nanoribbons to the cap of the mushrooms to generate and…

Manu Mannoor, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at the…

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