Batteries powered by potatoes

We are not going to look at our french fries the same way ever again, not after reading about Yissum Research Development Company Ltd. coming up with a “solid organic electric battery based upon treated potatoes.” Basically, this is a potato-powered battery, where it offers an immediate inexpensive solution to electricity needs in various locations around the world that lack electrical infrastructure. It seems that the enhanced salt bridge capability of treated potato tubers are able to generate enough juice for use in places where electricity is not easily available, and best of all is, you can snack on your “batteries” – we mean potatoes, once you’re done.

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