Researchers at Purdue University Created a Battery Using Bee Pollen

By: Michael Hemsworth - Feb 8, 2016
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Cultural dependence on smart technology means that new, innovative forms of power will be required for the future, so a new technology has been developed that utilizes bee pollen in batteries.

Created by researchers at Purdue University, the battery technology was created by using bee pollen as the carbon architecture within the design to create a battery anode. Aside from using the pollen from bees, pollen from cattails was also utilized, which actually showed performance results that exceeded that of the bee pollen.

Despite the work being in the conceptual stages as of late, the technology shows the practical incorporation of natural forms of energy into the tech world. As worldwide demand increases for smarter ways to power modern lifestyles, new battery technology like this is becoming of the utmost importance.