Have you ever come across a technology so sweet that, it literally runs on sugar? Probably not, but the research team at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University have been trying to come up with something like this. The technology they developed may be able to replace conventional batteries with ones which can be run on sugar instead of plugging into an electrical outlet.
[quote_box_center]“Sugar is a perfect energy storage compound in nature. So it’s only logical that we try to harness this natural power in an environmentally friendly way to produce a battery,” said YH Percival Zhang, an associate professor of biological systems engineering at Virginia Tech.
“In as soon as three years, the new battery could be running some of the cell phones, tablets and the myriad other electronic gadgets that require power in our energy-hungry world.
We are releasing all electron charges stored in the sugar solution slowly step-by-step by using an enzyme cascade.”[/quote_box_center]
The batteries developed like this will be able to be refilled using sugar. The only question is, would you be interested in putting sugar on your smartphone battery?
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