Sewage Power

In the November issue of Popular Mechanics, a feature story listed the winners of the publication's 2005 "Breakthrough Awards." Included among them: Penn State environmental engineering professor Bruce Logan. His innovative fuel cell is powered by bacteria; it has the potential to clean up wastewater while generating hydrogen.

In this multimedia feature, WPSU-FM's Cynthia Berger visits Logan in his lab and gets the lowdown on his invention.

Listen to the WPSU-FM interview

Bruce E. Logan, Ph.D., is Kappe professor of environmental engineering and director of the Hydrogen Energy Center. He can be reached at Cynthia Berger is producer of news and features for WPSU-FM. She can be reached at

Last Updated February 13, 2006