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Saturday, December 26, 2009

Swedish Research Develops Biodegradable Battery Made with Algae

"... hoped to find some sort of constructive use for the material from algae blooms ... said researcher Maria Strømme, a nanotechnologist at Uppsala University in Sweden ... creates new possibilities for large-scale production of environmentally friendly, cost-effective, lightweight energy storage systems...."

" ... batteries are said to hold 50 to 200 percent more charge than similar conducting polymer batteries ... batteries recharge faster than conventional rechargeable batteries ... can recharge in eight minutes and as quickly as 11 seconds.

" ...researchers plan to test the batteries for charge loss over time as well as how well they can scale into larger formats."

Via: SmartPlanet  LINK
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