(Digital Journal) Currently, lithium-ion batteries are the go-to for all technological needs, but they could soon fall by the wayside with news of a sugar-powered battery which lasts 10 times as long.
Researchers at Virginia Tech have developed a new battery that runs on glucose, as reported by CNET. Research findings can be found in the Jan. 21 edition of the journal Nature Communications.
While sugar can easily be converted to energy in living beings, it doesn't interact as well with non-biological ones. The researchers used 13 tailor-made enzymes to bond with air and maltodextrin glucose to create water and electricity.
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