• Sugar-powered batteries developed by Virginia Tech research team are biodegradable

  • sugar-batteryAll sugar has ever done to mankind is turned human beings into large lethargic potatoes. However, a Virginia Tech research team has come up with a way to use sugar for the betterment of human life! The team has developed a battery that runs on sugar and has an unmatched energy density, which could possibly replace the conventional battery in the near future. The new battery is cheaper, refillable, and biodegradable.

    Quoting Y.H. Percival Zhang, an associate professor of biological systems engineering in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the College of Engineering, ”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.” We’d like to see batteries like these power electric cars in the future!

    [Via – Domain-B]

    Posted in Topics:Gadgets and Tech, Tags: , on September 5, 2014