In what looks to be a promising advancement in battery technology, professor Chungpin Hovering Liao of National Formosa University in Taiwan has invented the world’s first chlorophyll organic battery. Though the specific details of Liao’s creation are sparse, what is known is that the batteries can be powered by any type of liquid. Just immerse them in a liquid bath and they’ll generate power within 10 seconds. It’s guessed that they use a process similar to plant photosynthesis to generate power. They’re cheap too. It would cost only 3 to 6 cents a piece to manufacture. The downside is that they don’t produce as much power as regular batteries (though they can store twice as much), and use liquids -which would severely limit where they can be used. Hopefully though, this innovation will lead to practical uses in the future.

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