Environmentally friendly, energy-dense sugar battery developed by VT to power the world’s gadget

A researcher from Virginia Tech’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences has turned the tables on conventional batteries by creating one that uses sugar as its source of energy. As opposed to traditional batteries that don’t last very long, create waste, and can be expensive, this new “sugar battery” lasts longer, can be recharged, and is more environmentally-friendly. “Zhang’s development could help keep hundreds of thousands of tons of batteries from ending up in landfills.” This development may change the face of batteries as we know it in the next several years.

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