This article was posted by CrystalWind.ca

A+ A A-

Researchers Have Invented A Way To Produce Food Using Only Electricity

food electricity

Researchers from Finland have created a way to make synthetic food using electricity that is safe to eat in place of traditional meals. The nutrition that can be served for dinner is made up of a batch of single-cell protein which is created using renewable energy. The creation was a collaboration between Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) and the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and was created as part of the Food From Electricity project.

To make the synthetic food, all that is required for the complete process is electricity, water, carbon dioxide, and microbes. Recent reports have explained that by “exposing the raw materials to electrolysis in a bioreactor, the process forms a powder that consists of more than 50 percent protein and 25 percent carbohydrates — the texture can also be changed by altering the microbes used in the production.”

Principal scientist at VTT, Juha-Pekka Pitkänen, has explained that the next stage will involve optimising the system, as it currently takes a period of around two weeks to produce just one gram of the protein. He said in a LUT press release, “We are currently focusing on developing the technology: reactor concepts, technology, improving efficiency, and controlling the process. Maybe 10 years is a realistic timeframe for reaching commercial capacity, in terms of the necessary legislation and process technology.”

The main benefits of using electricity to create food include an efficient way of providing food for starving people and those who are in areas with little agriculture. Pitkänen added that in the future, “the technology can be transported to, for instance, deserts and other areas facing famine”.

A key factor of its success is that it is not dependent on environmental surroundings, meaning that it could be consistent with providing food to those who need it. Jero Ahola, a Professor at LUT, said in the press release that it “does not require a location with the conditions for agriculture, such as the right temperature, humidity or a certain soil type.”

This method of creating food is also a way of decreasing global emissions as there will be less demand for livestock, as well as the crops that are needed to feed them. This will result in more free land as well as a reduction in greenhouse gases that are currently produced by the meat industry.

IMAGE CREDIT:pixelsaway / 123RF Stock Photo

I am Jess Murray, wildlife conservationist, photographer and writer. I like to document the natural world and create awareness through my writing so that your future can be sustainable and positive. Follow my Facebook page and Instagram account to see what I am doing right now.

Jess Murray is a wildlife conservationist and writer who has spent a lot of time working and studying in South Africa. She is now striving to spread awareness about global conservation issues and the truth behind faux conservation facilities throughout the world.

Source

Pin It

CrystalWind.ca is free to access and use.
Please support us with a small gift of $11.11 or $22.22 or $33.33. 

or
Please buy us a coffee!
Thank you!
ॐ Namasté - Blessings!
"Life is an echo, what you send out comes back."
© 2008-2022 crystalwind.ca. All rights reserved.

Featured Writers

Featured This Month

Page:

Leo

Leo

LEO July 23 - August 22 Spirit: To rule Ego: Egotistical, optimistic, bra... Read more

Peridot

Peridot

The Humour Stone Peridot stone makes the life of the wearer prosperous and ha... Read more

Mabon

Mabon

Mabon 2021 will begin on Wednesday, September 22 and ends on&... Read more

Amber

Amber

Amber is the fossilized resin of the amber pine tree, petrified over a perio... Read more

Birth Totem - Salmon

Birth Totem - Salmon

Birth Totem Salmon Birth dates: July 22 - August 21 Birth Totem is: Salmon... Read more

Red Raspberry

Red Raspberry

Reminds you to be grateful for all of life’s ups and downs. Gender: Feminine... Read more

Peridot: The Healer's Stone

Peridot: The Healer's Stone

Peridot has been used as a Power Stone for centuries. Peridot fosters emotio... Read more

Solstices and Equinoxes : An Esoteric Perspe…

Solstices and Equinoxes : An Esoteric Perspective

The Seasons The seasons of the year are caused by the tilt of the earth’s a... Read more

Ripe Berries Moon

Ripe Berries Moon

Sturgeon - Garnet and Iron - Raspberry - Red July 23 to August 22 Th... Read more

The Hazel Tree: August 5 - September 1

The Hazel Tree: August 5 - September 1

Celtic Symbol : The Rainbow Salmon Zodiac Degrees : 12º00` Leo - 8º59` Virg... Read more

Mabon Modern Style

Mabon Modern Style

The Mabon season begins somewhere around the 21st-22nd of September and cont... Read more

Fall Equinox Meditation and Prayer Celebrati…

Fall Equinox Meditation and Prayer Celebration

The fall or autumnal equinox marks equal hours of light and darkness, but pa... Read more

Mabon Magic: Ideas For Fall Decoration And R…

Mabon Magic: Ideas For Fall Decoration And Ritual

Welcome (almost!) to Fall! We’re turning the Great Wheel once again, toward ... Read more

Sun in Leo

Sun in Leo

An Overview of Sun Sign Characteristics for Leo The ruler of Leo is the Sun... Read more

Sunstone

Sunstone

The New Beginnings Stone Sunstone (Oligoclase) is dedicated to the Greek su... Read more

© 2008-2022 CrystalWind.ca. Site Creation by CreativeInceptions.com.
Web Hosting by Knownhost.com

X

Right Click

No right click