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?


25 thoughts on “Fuel

  1. We have a lot of people complaining about their phones aren't working, and that the guarantee won't cover repairs because they're broken because of moisture. That can't certainly not be the case with this one! 😀

  2. I liked it when I was a kid but haven`t drink it for about a year, at least. If that would work in future, I would gladly buy it :yes:

  3. As if the American TSA don't go nuts enough already. Now people won't be able to carry their mobiles on planes because they have 'suspicious liquids' in the batteries. :lol:(For all I know, people can't take their mobiles on planes now … but you know what I mean).Source.

  4. :lol:I wonder if the overzealousness (and, dare I say it, incompetence) of the TSA in America is affecting their tourism at all. I know I'm not planning on going to the US anytime soon. Why? One reason is that I've spent my entire life pushing things out of my ass. I'm damn sure I don't want Billy-Bob's latex-laced digit pushing its way in there! :no: Legalized digital rape is still digital rape.You all needed to know that, of course. How's breakfast, BTW? :devil:

  5. Hmmm… considering how much a can of coke cost, that seems to be a pretty expensive battery.Unless you'll just use sugared water, in which case it would be quite cheap, I suppose… :DGreat cartoon, David! 😆

  6. I wonder if you could top up your phone's battery by adding more alcohol to your blood. Would purer blood be better or worse? What if blonde virgin 16-year-old's blood can make your phone last longer than Pete Doherty's?

  7. the next generation of phones using that sugar-water technology will be in the form of bio-electronic implants and the carbohydrates will be conveniently provided by your blood! :insane:.So think about that next time you call your mobile provider a blood-sucker! :whistle::devil:.

  8. Anyone else just see Mart sacrifice a virgin to charge his phone? :left: It's a slippery slope, mate. You start doing it for essential things like that and then, next thing you know, you'll be doing it for kicks that time the power went out and the candles gave me ideas.

  9. *imagines a 'post-appocolyptic" world where virgins are sacrificed to appease the technology gods that provide electricity for the village*

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