Electricity from Boiled Potato (Aloo/Urulai Kizhangu)

by Kamala on July 9, 2010


Yissum Here is the reason why most of us prefer potato in our food to remain energetic. Smile

Yissum, the technology transfer company of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem has demonstrated that electrical energy  can be produced from easily and always available potato worldwide.

Some interesting features of the findings are: Electricity_Boiled_Potato_Aloo_Urulai_Kizhangu

  • Treated (boiled) potato gives 10 times more electricity than the untreated potato.
  • Simple battery can be constructed using zinc and copper as electrodes.
  • Electricity produced is 5 to 50 times cheaper than commercially available 1.5 Volt D cells and Energizer E91 cells respectively.
  • At least 6 times cheaper than kerosene lamps.

It is time now for all countries to produce more potatoes to generate green energy without increasing the cost of potato (potato is known as Urulai Kizhangu in Tamil and as Aloo in Hindi).

Read more as pdf from Yissum: Potato Power – Yissum Introduces Potato Batteries for Use in the Developing World

For more details, log on to Yissum – Technology Transfer.

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Priya July 9, 2010 at 12:02 pm

Very interesting infos..

vineelasiva July 13, 2010 at 9:25 pm

Very intertesting never heard of it.Thank for sharing with us.

P. J. LAKHAPATE November 17, 2010 at 4:27 pm

It is well known that almost all trees exhibit this property.

Even human body exhibit this property.

What is the approximate current and voltage that can be developed per 100 gm of boiled as well as raw potato?

How long will it last? or what is total capacity?

This information will be useful for deciding further


omar January 3, 2013 at 4:45 pm

wow this is great “Electricity from Boiled Potato” ! It is brilliant idea. and thanks for shearing with us.

julius shema August 23, 2013 at 1:52 pm

after using this boiled potatoes as source of electircity can you eat them? and are they useful

julius shema August 23, 2013 at 1:54 pm

what materials can replace zinc and copper in this project

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