|Ground-breaking nano-technology – a paper-thin sheet of cellulose infused with aligned carbon nanotubes that act as electricity conducting electrodes.
Ecological - no mercury, lead, chromium, cadmium or other heavy metals that are found in today’s batteries, and no ozone-depleting solvents used in production; 90% composed of cellulose, the same plant cell used in paper products.
Temperature resistant - the lack of water content means it can function in temperatures up to 300 degrees Fahrenheit and down to 100 below zero.
Biocompatible - the paper battery will eventually be capable of powering a small device such as a pacemaker or cochlear implant without introducing any harsh chemicals - such as the kind that are typically found in batteries - into the body. Early indications show that with further development, the paper battery could be energized by the electrolyte emitted from one's own blood or body sweat!
Flexible - the device can be rolled, twisted, folded, or cut into any number of shapes with no loss of mechanical integrity or efficiency. As development progresses, the paper batteries will be stackable, like a ream of printer paper, to boost the total power output. When power output grows, the paper battery will be able to be moulded into different shapes, such as a car door, a flashlight, or PDA, which would enable important new engineering innovations.
A better alternative - the paper battery will provide a low, steady power output, as well as have a super-capacitor’s quick burst of energy - and while a conventional battery contains a number of separate components, the Vendum paper battery will integrate all of the battery components in a single structure, making it more energy efficient and lighter.
89% of batteries are for general use and can be found in every room in the house.