Mobile Phone Powered By Sugary Drinks?
February 9, 2013 in Technology
The modified phone that runs on Coca-Cola can sustain 3-4 times longer than a conventional battery on a single charge
News | by CIOL Bureau
BANGALORE, INDIA: Gone are the days when you have to search for electric plug point or sockets to charge your cell phones. Instead, make sure you carry a bottle of Coca-Cola to recharge it.
Yes, you read it right. As we witness an invention everyday in different industry verticals, this news comes across as a great hope to a country like India, where power crisis are on a higher side.
A Chinese developer, Daizi Zheng, now based out of the U.K., started working on this innovative work as a client project aimed at designing an eco-friendly phone for Nokia.
“This is a client project aimed at designing an eco-friendly phone for Nokia. As a result of my research, I discovered that conventional phone batteries are: expensive, harmful to the environment and difficult to dispose of,” said Zheng.
Zheng says the concept is based on the idea to create a pollution-free environment by using bio-batteries as an alternative to conventional batteries. A bio-battery is an eco-friendly, energy supply system, which uses enzymes as a catalyst to generate electricity from carbohydrates (currently, sugar).
In order to use the bio-battery as a power source for the phone, all that is required is a small supply of a sugary drink said Zheng, and further added, “Once the battery dies only Oxygen and water remains.”
According to Zheng, initially the project was designed for Nokia as a client project. However, there is no official announcement from Nokia to incorporate the concept in its products.