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Potato Power: the Spuds That Could Light the World

Description:
BBC article highlighting the potential to use potatoes or other plants as the matrix for producing electricity.

Related Topics:
1. Energy is a physical quantity that follows precise natural laws.
3. Biological processes depend on energy flow through the Earth system.
6. The amount of energy used by human society depends on many factors.
7. The quality of life of individuals and societies is affected by energy choices.
4. Various sources of energy are used to power human activities.

Associated Grade Levels:
7-89-1011-12Public

Related Sub-Topics

1.1 Energy is a quantity that is transferred from system to system.

3.1 The Sun is the major source of energy for organisms and the ecosystems of which they are a part

3.2 Food is a biofuel used by organisms to acquire energy for internal living processes.

3.6 Humans are part of Earth’s ecosystems and influence energy flow through these systems.

4.1 Humans transfer and transform energy from the environment into forms useful for human endeavors

4.2 Humans use of energy is subject to limits and constraints.

4.4 Humans transport energy from place to place.

4.5 Humans generate electricity in multiple ways.

4.6 Humans intentionally store energy for later use in a number of different ways.

4.7 Different sources of energy and different ways energy is transformed, transported, and stored.

6.3 Human demand for energy is increasing.

6.4 Earth has limited energy resources.

6.5 Social and technological innovation affects the amount of energy used by human society.

6.6 Behavior and design affect the amount of energy used by human society.

6.7 Products and services carry with them embedded energy.

7.3 Environmental quality is impacted by energy choices.