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Potato-Powered Batteries Debut

June 19th, 2010 06:46 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

MojoKid writes “Yissum Research Development Company Ltd., the technology transfer arm of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, has just introduced what they’re calling ‘solid organic electric battery based upon treated potatoes.’ In short, it’s a potato-powered battery, and it’s as real as you’re hoping it is. The simple, sustainable, robust device can potentially provide an immediate inexpensive solution to electricity needs in parts of the world lacking electrical infrastructure. Researchers at the Hebrew University discovered that the enhanced salt bridge capability of treated potato tubers can generate electricity through means readily available in developing nations.”

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