Technology: Algal Film May Advance Battery Technology

Cladophora algae is a pest unless you want to make a better battery.  Typically gunking up the Baltic Sea this organisms nanostructure has been found to increase charge density significantly for cellulose-polymer batteries.  At 25 and 33 mAh /gm this technology appears to be within striking distance of NiCD and NiMH. Unfortunately it appears to still be a laboratory curiosity. It will take a while before we see this technology available.

Troublesome green algae serve as coating substrate in record-setting battery

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