Scientists to Develop High-Performance Batteries Made from Algae

By on September 13th, 2009

Sunday, September 13, 2009 5:38

algae_lqmHi_69Researchers at Uppsala University in Sweden have developed a lightweight, flexible battery from a nuisance algae that blooms globally.

The researchers had originally studying Cladophora algae’s potential as a thickening agent for pharmaceutical uses, but they accidentally discovered that the unique nanostructure made it ideal for energy storage. They coated algal cellulose with a conducting polymer and achieved decent charge time and storage capacity.

The scientists said that their work opens up new possibilities for inexpensive, environmentally friendly, and lightweight energy storage systems.

Original Source: Discovery

        

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One Response to “Scientists to Develop High-Performance Batteries Made from Algae”

  1. Pett says:

    September 16th, 2009 at 2:06 am

    Greatings, Everything dynamic and very positively! :)
    Thank you

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