Researchers at Virginia Tech have developed a new sugar powered battery that could replace the batteries we use today, and these new batteries could be cheaper to produce and also more environmentally friendly.
This new sugar powered battery has been developed to have a higher energy density, which allows it to run longer before it needs to be refueled.
The battery was developed by professor Y.H Percival Zhang and his team, and could be released in around three years, and will have a wide range of applications, like smartphone batteries and more.
“Sugar is a perfect energy storage compound in nature,” Zhang said. “So it’s only logical that we try to harness this natural power in an environmentally friendly way to produce a battery.”
Batteries which are thrown away at the moment are toxic, and the majority of them end up in land fill sites, this new battery could possibly put and end to this.
It certainly sounds very interesting, you can find out more details about this new sugar powered battery at the link below.