Daizi Zheng, a London (UK) based Chinese developer has modified a Nokia Mobile Phone to run on Pepsi, Coca-Cola or any other conventional soft drink. This is actually a concept of making bio-battery or bio-fuel cell. A modified Nokia cell phone that runs on Coca-Cola could run up to four times longer than a phone with a lithium ion battery.
Working Principal of Modified Coke Powered Nokia Mobile Phone
A coke-powered phone could potentially offer a much more environmentally friendly power source than lithium ion batteries, as explained by Daizi Zheng. The new phone's bio battery, which basically acts as a fuel cell, uses enzymes as the catalyst to generate electricity from carbohydrates.
The phone can run for several hours, and produces water and carbon dioxide as the battery runs down. The phone can then be emptied out and refilled with more Coca-Cola.
Zheng designed the phone as a client project for Nokia.
What is Bio-Battery or Bio Fuel Cell?
Bio battery is an energy source which generates electricity from carbohydrates e.g. sugar and utilizes enzymes as the catalyst. By using bio battery as the power source of the phone, it only needs a pack of sugary drink and it generates water and oxygen while the battery dies out.
The Bio battery has the potential to operate three to four times longer on a single charge than conventional lithium batteries and it could be fully biodegradable. Meanwhile, it brings a whole new perception to batteries and afternoon tea.
It is basically the equivalent of a fuel cell solution but without the nice sealed refill packs so your phone could get a bit sticky. If it doesn’t work as an actual main battery solution it could always work as a backup charging unit you plug your phone into.