One day your smartphone may be powered by sugar

01/22/2014 |

Researchers at Virginia Tech have devised a high-energy battery that uses sugar as its fuel source and could one day serve as a fully sustainable replacement for batteries in a number of electronic devices. "Sugar is a perfect energy storage compound in nature," said researcher Y.H. Percival Zhang. "So it's only logical that we try to harness this natural power in an environmentally friendly way to produce a battery."

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