4Oct/13Off

Green Algae-Based Batteries

I read an amazing article in Technabob about some scientists at Uppsala University in Sweden developing highly efficient and paper-thin batteries using cellulose produced by Cladophora, a green algae!!

Cladophora produce high contents of cellulose which allows scientist to produce a large amount of conducting polymer. these cellulose-conducting polymer batteries hold 50 to 200 percent more charge than other conducting polymer batteries. Batteries that have been tested so far where able to reduce the charging time from 8 minutes down to 11 seconds!!!!

The applications could be amazing! not only because the batteries could be as thin as a paper so they could be embedded into wall papers, clothes, or newspapers but because the technology could power a lap top for a whole day!!

 

 

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