Vitamin-powered batteries were created by a team of Harvard University chemists to store a day's worth of energy. The vitamin-powered batteries project is aimed to respond to climate change concerns as these organic batteries are alternative solutions to lithium based batteries.
The vitamin-powered batteries are developed using carbon-based organic molecules that pose as charge carriers. Usually, batteries use conventional metal ions.
The original version of the vitamin-powered batteries study used organic compounds from rhubarb known as quinones as charge carriers. However, it is the vitamin-powered batteries vitamin B2 compound that has higher energy storage capacity.
The current vitamin-powered batteries research also uses the "organic flow" obtained vitamin B2 as charge carriers. The research team is currently working on enlarging the scale of battery technology and testing through real applications to reveal potential flaws. The vitamin-powered batteries team are also considering other molecules that may perform well as vitamin B2 batteries, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Science reported.To read more, click here.