Chemists create vitamin-driven battery
A team of #UniversityOfToronto chemists has created a battery that stores energy in a biologically derived unit, paving the way for cheaper consumer electronics that are easier on the environment.
The team created the material from vitamin B2 that originates in genetically-modified fungi using a semi-synthetic process to prepare the polymer by linking two flavin units to a long-chain molecule backbone.
This allows for a green battery with high capacity and high voltage — something increasingly important as the ‘Internet of Things’ continues to link us together more and more through our battery-powered portable devices.
Read more at: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/08/160803072828.htm