Food for thought? Portobello mushrooms could be replacing a crucial component in your current cellphone’s battery. Not only are they environmentally friendly, cheaper, and easier to produce than the current synthetic graphite anodes in batteries, but they could also end up extending the life of your cell. Because biomass from mushrooms is extremely porous, researchers speculate that using it will improve battery performance. But the best part about this concept? The high potassium salt concentration allows for more energy flow over time by activating more pores, which will potentially extend our phones’ run time, rather than decrease it, over time. Crazy, right?
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