Beer-Powered Batteries

I love it when beer and technology come together:

Researchers at Saint Louis University have developed a new type of biofuel cell — a battery that runs off of alcohol and enzymes — that could replace the rechargeable batteries in everything from laptops to handhelds.

“We've tested probably 30 to 50 of the ethanol cells,” she said. They have successfully run their cells with vodka, gin, white wine, and flat beer (“The fuel cell didn't like the carbonation,” according to Dr. Minteer).

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