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U of M Researchers Discover Key for Converting Waste to Electricity
March 3, 2008
Researchers at the University of Minnesota studying bacteria capable of generating electricity have discovered that riboflavin (commonly known as vitamin B-2) is responsible for much of the energy produced by these organisms.
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