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Sony generates power from shredded paper


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Excellent. They can use all that garbage wood from Tohoku.

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If only this technology was available in Olympus's heyday, there would have been enough power generated for the entire nation for several years.

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This is excellent news! But I wonder. why positive news get so few comments?

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This truly is the future, though so few recognize it now; I only know as some of my graduate students are involved in related research. Two major approaches are involved: breaking down the lignin to access the glucose; and bioengineering microbes to process it. Today's namagomi is tomorrow's fuel - though certainly not in battery form.

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doesn't look like it can scale

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I wonder about the enzymes used.

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good concept, but still far cry from being sustainable until the technique get improved

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