Jumat, 03 Juli 2015

Potatoes Could Be Battery Lasting in 3 Years

The sophistication of smart devices has not been matched by the durability of the battery. That is why, gadget makers were competing to make their devices long lasting battery. Well, the latest findings from researchers at Virginia Tech University could be the solution. They created a breakthrough by using bio energy from natural sugars materials, rather than chemicals such as Lithium batteries are common in gadgets.

Batteries with this natural sugar energy source claimed the researchers are ideal for use on mobile phones. In contrast to other energies such as bio Hydrogen and Methanol, sugar material arguably safer because it is non-explosive or explosive and fire. "It is logical when we try to 'harvest' natural energy sources with environmentally friendly way, for use in the battery," said YH Percival Professor Yang, spokesman for the researchers, as quoted from the Tech Radar, Thursday (01/23/2014) ,

Interestingly, this natural energy source obtained from starch in the daily diet, one potato. Zhang mentioned starch is broken down gradually using an enzyme cascade. In this way, the electrons with significant quality would appear to generate energy flow. Previously, there had been research on energy sources of sugar. This latest breakthrough, claimed Zhang and his team can produce significantly more energy.

"The method can now store 10 times more energy than the energy sources with the basic materials chemistry," said Zhang. The report, published in the scientific journal Nature Communications wrote, battery-based starch potatoes can be used batteries powering up to three years in a single charge. Wow!

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