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Improved performance for biogas plants: Ilmenau patent helps industry (DE)


Researchers at the technical university TU Ilmenau have developed a procedure that makes better use of plant material. Its first application is in Thüringen. “We expose the plants to high voltage charges to create holes,” says Carsten Leu, who heads the high voltage technologies research group at the Technische Universität Ilmenau. The intrusions are tiny: five to ten micrometres in diameter. “If you then hold up a plant leaf to the light, you can just see the holes with the naked eye.”

Source: Thüringische Landeszeitung

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