Posts Tagged ‘eco-friendly batteries’
Researchers 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.
The Aqua Power company presented its new aqua-powered batteries. The batteries could be powered by anything water-based including jucie, pee or coffee. Low-wattage devices such as a clock or small light could be powered by the liquide which generates a reaction between aluminum and magnesium generating up to 500 milliamp-hours (mAh) of life.