Forget solar panels and batteries, Bioo wants to scale soil bioelectricity generation

Bioo CEO and co-founder Pablo Vidarte © Bioo

Improving on NASA’s microbial fuel cell tech, Bioo hopes to boost crop efficiency and transform the way urbanites live, in future green cities powered by plants

It all started in 2016, when Spanish startup Bioo launched a range of flower pot phone chargers that quickly sold out on Indiegogo. That was just the beginning, “a small representation of the things that we can do,” says Bioo CEO and co-founder Pablo Vidarte.Named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list in 2017 under the Industry, Europe category, the young engineer is a thinker, dreaming big and achieving even bigger goals. Vidarte started to code when he was just a kid. At aged 16, he started his first entrepreneurial project, improved the performance of NASA-made engines by 60% and even jo...
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