A rechargeable battery made from food

Emotional, Burning, Unlimited Tuned Laboratory

It has been realized at Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia and supported by European Research Council’s grant

A team of researchers at the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT-Italian Institute of Technology) has created a totally edible and rechargeable battery, starting from materials that are normally consumed as part of our daily diet. The proof-of-concept battery cell has been described in a paper, recently published in the Advanced Materials journal. The possible applications are in health diagnostics, food quality monitoring and edible soft robotics.