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Nokia Concept Phone Runs on Coke
Posted By Ariel Schwartz On January 7, 2010 @ 12:17 pm In green gadgets | 7 Comments
As a general rule, cell phone batteries  are costly, resource-intensive, and difficult to dispose of properly . So why not ditch them and run our cell phones on soda? That’s the thinking behind designer Daizi Zheng’s concept phone for Nokia . Instead of running on traditional batteries, the concept phone uses a bio battery that generates electricity from carbohydrates.
Fuel cells powered by sugar  are nothing new — they’ve been in use for years — but Zheng’s point seems to be that we shouldn’t overlook innovative uses for the products we consume everyday. And of course, maybe Coke  does belong in a battery more than it belongs in our bodies. It doesn’t hurt that the bio battery can operate for three to four times longer than a lithium-ion battery on a single charge, either.
We jut have one question: what about all the energy used to produce Coke ? In the end, it probably makes more sense to use plain sugar water as a fuel source — unless it’s your New Year’s resolution to give up on your stockpile of soda.
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URLs in this post:
 cell phone batteries: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/01/06/twirling-battery-provides-instant-fix-for-dead-battery/
 dispose of properly: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/12/11/discarded-electronics-are-poisoning-african-children/
 Nokia: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/06/11/nokia-phones-pull-energy-out-of-thin-air/
 Fuel cells powered by sugar: http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/09/04/sony-bio-battery-runs-entirely-on-sugar/
 Coke: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/11/16/coke-announces-global-rollout-of-plant-based-plastic-bottles/
 Coke: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/11/23/paint-free-coke-can-saves-energy-reduces-pollution/
 Dezeen: http://www.dezeen.com/2010/01/07/eco-friendly-phone-for-nokia-by-daizi-zheng/
 Treehugger: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2010/01/eco-friendly-mobile-phone-runs-on-coke.php?campaign=th_rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+treehuggersite+%28Treehugger%29
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