Thursday, 24 June 2010

Swapping Batteries for Boiled Potatoes

I thought i'd had potatoes in just about every guise possible - fried, roasted, mashed, in salads, even piped and in soup.

Not that i'll be eating this new 'recipe' but you could use it to light your dining room table instead of a candle.

From the pages of EcoFriend comes this snippet about studies conducted by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem where they've been enhancing potatoes as a viable power source by boiling them in electrolysis.

The treated potatoes are 5 to 50 fold cheaper than batteries and the clean energy produced is much better than the kerosene lamps it's hoped it will replace.

Spud you like? Read more here.

photo credit: twistedchip

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