The sun and the wind supply us with green electricity. But battery storage is needed at night or when there's no wind. Wageningen water technologists have developed a new green storage method. Bacteria convert electricity into vinegar and, upon receiving a signal, back into electricity. This process renders toxic metals such as lead or cadmium, as well as combustible materials such as lithium, superfluous.
This means rechargeable batteries can become safer and cleaner, and makes it easier to store energy locally. This is how Wageningen UR contributes to the quality of life.