Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Liquid Powered Batteries

The lithium batteries used to power hybrid cars aren't necessarily good for the environment, as Jeremy Clarkson (often) keenly points out. A professor at the National University in Taiwan, however, has come up with a possible alternative for future batteries.

It has been said that the battery will be able to be powered with any liquid. Currently, the battery just needs to be immersed in a liquid bath and they’ll generate power within 10 seconds. The power generating process is said to be a similar process to plant photosynthesis.

The cost to manufacture this type of battery is said to be rather cheap too. It would cost only 3 to 6 US cents a piece to manufacture. I wonder if Toyota have already put in an order for their hybrids?

Via: Clean Technica, PSFK