Biology Inspires Next Generation “Bio-batteries”

Jon Seb Barber (Flickr/Creative Commons)

Jon Seb Barber (Flickr/Creative Commons)

(KCPW/ Explore Utah Science)  Batteries that power our electronic devices contain heavy metals and other materials that are toxic to the environment. A new battery technology inspired by biology, bio-batteries, overcomes many of these problems. The technology may one day lead to biodegradable batteries that store energy more efficiently than today’s heavy duty lithium-ion batteries. Kim Schuske has the story.

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