Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
 2008 projects
Instrumentation

OMEGA III: Biofuel Cell-Powered Instrumentation

Project Manager: Alana Sherman
Lead Scientists: Peter Girguis, Clare Reimers
Lead Engineers: Alana Sherman, Ed Mellinger

MBARI adjunct Peter Girguis has been awarded some MBARI ship time to test a novel method for powering Homer beacons: a microbial fuel cell. If successful, this project could pave the way to a sustained presence of instruments on the seafloor without the need to use expensive and environmentally unfriendly conventional batteries.

Last updated: Feb. 05, 2009