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The Coke Phone?

We have seen green technology come to mobile phones before in the form of the Samsung Spring Reclaim, and we have also seen green tech influence the end of the life cycle of the phone by being able to recycle it easier with the ecoATM.  However, Designer Daizi Zheng thinks that the production of the batteries ” is expensive, consuming valuable resources on manufacturing, presenting a disposal problem and harmful to the environment.”

She was looking to catch the problem on the front end, and she might be on to something.  Zheng designed a phone for Nokia that would run on Coke.  Running a fuel cell on sugar water is nothing new, but the tandem of Coke and Nokia could make a big splash.

As the battery dies, it “generates electricity from carbohydrates (currently sugar) and utilizes enzymes as the catalyst.”  The only waste products are oxygen and water.  Furthermore, it is speculated that the bio battery could last 3-4 times longer than a traditional lithium battery.  Just think…everyone on earth drinks coke.  This technology could go a long way to helping 3rd world countries develop and communicate.  Perhaps this is the mobile phone equivalent of solar hair.


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