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Batteries to Run On Sugar Soon

Now-a-days smartphones and gadgets are increasing and became as a vital part of human body. Everyone is using their phones for more time and ends with battery dry issues. In order to overcome, New York scientists have successfully created a sugar bio-battery which converts the chemical energy in sugar substances in turns to electricity.

This sugar based bio-battery can achieve an energy-storage density of about 596 ampere-hours (A/h) per kg - an order of magnitude higher than the 42 A-h/kg energy density of a typical lithium-ion battery used in various smartphones and gadgets.

"A sugar bio-battery with such a high-energy density could last at least 10 times longer than existing lithium-ion batteries of the same weight," said Y.H. Percival Zhang, an associate professor of biological systems engineering at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, popularly known as Virginia Tech.

The bio-battery is a type of enzymatic fuel cell (EFC) - an electro biochemical device that converts chemical energy from fuels such as starch and glycogen into electricity. Even this sugar bio-battery is also less costly than the lithium-ion battery and environmentally friendly, researchers reported in the journal Nature Communications.
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