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Description:  Yissum Research Development Company Ltd., the technology transfer arm of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, introduces solid organic electric battery based upon treated potatoes. This simple, sustainable, robust device can potentially provide an immediate inexpensive solution to electricity needs in parts of the world lacking electrical infrastructure. The findings were published in the June issue of the Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy and are featured in this week’s Research Highlights section of Nature

Date: 06/17/2010


Questions for discussion:

  • Since energy supply is critical for economic development, how would this technological development impact developing regions around the world?
  • From an ethical point of view, how should this technology be developed and distributed around the world?

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