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Sugar-fuelled batteries - sweet!
Written by Gizmo   
Tuesday, 27 March 2007 13:16


Batteries powered by anything sugary - even flat lemonade - could run gadgets up to four times longer than conventional lithium ion batteries.

Read the full story at iTWire :

Researchers at Saint Louis University in Missouri have adapted enzymes from nature that can strip charges from sugar to generate electricity in fuel cells, reports Live Science.

The researchers have run a handheld calculator on a prototype sugar battery the size of a postage stamp, running the battery on sap, flat soft drink and sweetened drinks.

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