Sugar batteries could be greener, cheaper and store more energy than lithium-ions
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It's actually a type of enzymatic fuel cell. For fuel, it utilizes maltodextrin, which is a polysaccharide made from the hydrolysis of starch (polysaccharides are chains of sugars). The catalyst in its anode is made from inexpensive enzymes, as opposed to the costly platinum that's used in regular batteries.
When the maltodextrin is combined with air, water and electricity are produced. Unlike the case with a hydrogen fuel cell, however, the sugar battery is non-explosive and non-flammable.
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It's a fuel cell, not a battery.
Okay, so it's for generating energy, not storing it. That makes a lot more sense.