Power issues throughout the world are alarming. However, efforts are made for alternate power sources. Sony’s bio-battery is the result for such efforts. In Japan, last week, Sony disclosed its new paper-powered battery prototype at Eco-Products exhibition. It uses waste papers and converts them into electricity. Fairly, a very new and very inexpensive idea for electricity.
Bio batteries are user friendly, environment friendly, cost effective and uses no harmful materials. You need to drop papers and cardboard into a liquid mixture made of water and enzymes. This whole equipment is connected to a fan. Now shake the mixture and you will see fan will start circling.
It uses very simple settings and natural process for electricity. Enzyme cellulase decomposes material into glucose sugar. Now oxygen and more enzymes are mixed with it which will turn them into electrons.
The project team said, “In the future using this technology, we will be able to generate electricity using glucose derived from unused wood, cardboard and old papers”.