Future fuel cell could be powered by sugar

Since sugar is in such abundance, why not develop a fuel cell that will run off the sweet and sticky stuff? A recent report presented to the American Chemical Society saw Dr Shelley Minteer mention that the Mitochondria Fuel Cell will function well with either sugary liquids or vegetable oil, where it will go about generating electricity via a process which is the same as that used by the human body. To date, Minteer and his colleagues managed to test the device successfully, although they will still require additional development before it can be a commercial-ready product. This ought to make life a whole lot easier when it comes to juicing up dead fuel cells, but it might just be a tad messy and sticky if said fuel cell leaks.

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