2016-07-19. Chemists create vitamin-powered battery.

posted Jul 24, 2016, 10:14 PM by Alan Gould
By Naomi Lubick, Science. For GSS Energy Use chapter 9. Excerpt: Vitamins may be good for ...powering batteries. In the latest version of an organic flow battery—which uses carbon-based organic compounds instead of metal ions to carry charges—scientists have introduced a molecule similar to the core of vitamin B2 to carry energy. Like other flow batteries, this one stores energy in two liquids and generates an electrical current as the liquids flow past each other, trading electrons across a membrane. Because the liquids can be housed in large tanks, these batteries have the potential to store days’ worth of energy from renewable sources such as wind and solar....  http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/07/chemists-create-vitamin-powered-battery