Gallery: Japanese Scientists Developing Sugar Batteries That Store 20% ...


We’ve all heard that sugar is bad for our bodies, but in the near future, it may just be good for your smart phone. Scientists in Japan have developed a way to create batteries using sugar. A group at the Tokyo University of Science recently confirmed that carbon, a main element of sugar, could be harnessed to be used as an alternative power source for batteries, replacing the common lithium ion batteries used today.

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  1. impost October 17, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    Sorry to contradict you both, but fresh water is not finite. It is as ubiquitous as salt water. It is known as the water cycle, also known as the hydrological cycle or H2O cycle. Real basic science.

  2. otis11 September 30, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    Well, fresh water is technically finite, but we have ways of purifying sea water on a commercial scale if necessary, but that shouldn’t even be an issue. With current sucrose production at 168 million tonnes annually, while total world lithium supplies are estimated at 13 million tonnes, we’re talking an insignificant change in total sugar demand…

  3. bthinker September 28, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    Sugars take large amounts of water for the most part. As much a people don’t think it, freshwater is a finite resource.

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