23 Jul '11, 5pm

Flexible, Thin Batteries Made from Algae

Flexible, Thin Batteries Made from Algae

“We have long hoped to find some sort of constructive use for the material from algae blooms and have now been shown this to be possible,” said researcher Maria Strømme, a nanotechnologist at Uppsala University in Sweden. “This creates new possibilities for large-scale production of environmentally friendly, cost-effective, lightweight energy storage systems…We’re not focused on replacing lithium ion batteries — we want to find new applications where batteries are not used today…What if you could put batteries inside wallpaper to charge sensors in your home? If you could put this into clothes, can you couple that with detectors to analyze sweat from your body to tell if there’s anything wrong?”

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