Lithium ion batteries have so far brought innovation as far as stored energy for devices like mobile phones and digital cameras. But considering the large demand and the number of people who have such devices, the problem of apt supply may at some point exist.
And that is perhaps why some researchers are now considering the use of sodium-ion batteries, opening the possibility of using sucrose to fuel these batteries.
Sucrose can reportedly be easier to convert into materials which can be used as anodes for sodium-ion batteries. The said experiments are meant to measure the efficacy of sucrose, a development that should show promise.
And with that in mind and perhaps the potential shortage that lithium-ion batteries as new devices invade the consumer electronics industry, a sodium-ion battery alternative should offset such a thought as the electronics world continues to come up with techie devices which many folks are going crazy over.