Daizhi Zheng has created a potentially revolutionary mobile phone that uses sweet drinks like Coca Cola instead of lithium batteries. Any sweet drink, even sugar-sweetened water would be enough to keep the phone running much longer than lithium batteries. Lithium batteries are expensive and harmful for the environment so this could be a significant breakthrough. Hey, stop checking the calendar; it’s not April Fool’s day.
This is a client project for designing an eco friendly phone for Nokia. Through out my research, I found that phone battery as a power source, it is expensive, consuming valuable resources on manufacturing, presenting a disposal problem and harmful to the environment. The concept is using bio battery to replace the traditional battery to create a pollution free environment. Bio battery is an ecologically friendly energy generates electricity from carbohydrates (currently sugar) and utilizes enzymes as the catalyst. By using bio battery as the power source of the phone, it only needs a pack of sugary drink and it generates water and oxygen while the battery dies out. Bio battery has the potential to operate three to four times longer on a single charge than conventional lithium batteries and it could be fully biodegradable.
So, time to place your bets folks. How long until phone warranties include warnings about trying to get your phone drunk?