Researchers at the Ångström Laboratory at Uppsala University, Sweden have discovered a way to store energy using green algae. The new battery from Uppsala is very promising. It is easy to manufacture, cheap and charges in no time.
This is what you bascially get by mixing algae cellulose, conducting polymers and salt water.
You can almost make the battery home in your kitchen, says Prof. Maria Strømme, research group leader at the nanotechnology department
After charging the first battery 100 times, it lost 6% of its capacity. A lot of work still needs to be done before this new battery technology reaches the market. However, this battery is definitely a break-through in technology and beneficial for all industries that today rely on expensive ion lithium batteries like mobile devices, not to forget electric cars that requires several kilos of cathodes.
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