Use of Sony's bio battery: get electricity from waste paper

Sony has unveiled a paper-powered battery prototype in Japan. The team behind the project said such bio-batteries are environmentally friendly as they did not use harmful chemicals or metals. The process works by using the enzyme cellulase to decay the materials into glucose sugar. These were then combined with oxygen and further enzymes which turned the fabric into electrons and hydrogen ions.

Researchers implicated in the plan likened the mechanism to the one used by white ants and termites to digest wood and turn it into liveliness. While the battery is already powerful enough to run basic music troupe, it is still falls far little of commercially sold batteries.

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