Sony has unveiled the prototype of a unique battery at Eco-Products 2011 exhibition. This amazing battery concept gets its energy from shredded paper. And it is inspired by the insects which eat wood, the termites.
Much like termites which digest wood and convert it to energy, Sony used the shredded paper which could be converted to glucose sugar. They achieved this using enzyme called “cellulase” mixed with water. This reacted together to form hydrogen ions and electrons, which then serve as source of power for the battery. The energy from this arrangement successfully ran a small fan.
While the battery isn’t of much capacity and powerful like other small energy solutions available, it can power a mp3 player. But the main thing about it is the use of environment friendly material in the battery.