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Potato Battery Could Be Resilient 3 Years

The sophistication of smart devices have not been matched by battery endurance. That is why, Creator gadgets were competing to make them durable battery device.

Well, the latest discovery from researchers at Virginia Tech University could be the solution. They achieved a breakthrough by using bio-energy from natural sugar substance, rather than chemicals such as Lithium batteries are common in gadgets.

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Batteries with natural sugar energy sources claimed the researchers is ideal for use on mobile phones. In contrast to other energy such as bio Hydrogen and Methanol, sugar material arguably more secure because it is non-explosive or explosive and flammable.

“It is logical when we try to ‘harvest’ natural energy source with an environmentally friendly way, for use in the battery,” said Professor YH Percival .

Interestingly, this natural energy source obtained from starch in the daily diet, one potato. Zhang mentioned starch is broken down gradually using 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, Zhang and his team claimed could produce significant energy.

“The method can now store 10 times more energy than the energy source with basic materials chemistry,” said Zhang.

The report, published in the scientific journal Nature Communications wrote, batteries made from potato starch can be used batteries powering up to three years in a single charge. Wow!