Building Batteries from Roses

Building Batteries from Roses
By turning roses into supercapacitors, we may one day be able to harvest the energy of photosynthesis from plants.

To create the conductive roses, a team from Linköping University developed a conductive liquid polymer that the rose absorbed and distributed naturally throughout its vascular system. This distribution resulted in a series of ‘wires’ that reach all of the plant, including the leaves and petals. The plant itself is not damaged by the process.

Although the technology is still in the proof of concept stage, it opens the door to the possibility of plants able to store energy, or even save their own energy from photosynthesis to harvest later.

Building Batteries from Roses

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