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