Plant-BES Workshop for School Students
ATREE recently organized a workshop for ninth-eleventh standard school children to introduce them to plant bioelectrochemical systems (Plant-BES). The students explored the possibility of generating electricity using plant biochemical systems and microbial fuel cells. As part of the workshop they visited the water and soil lab at ATREE.
ATREE's Plant-BES project, is one of the third rounds of Frontiers of Engineering for Development seed funding projects, funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering. It hopes to build a working prototype which uses plants to treat wastewater and generate electricity to power an environmental sensor for water quality monitoring.