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A new breakthrough at Virginia Tech could be the beginning of a new type of commercial battery production. Granted, tech companies make these claims on a regular basis -- but this one may be worth paying attention to in the long term. According to EurekaAlert, a research team led by Y.H. Percival Zhang has created a high-density battery capable of running on sugar instead of relying on platinum as a catalyst. Why Sugar Could Work Sugar, or glucose, is a remarkably good source of energy. It stores far more energy than a comparable lithium-ion battery. Its energy density is on par with ethanol (think biofuel made with corn), and while it doesn't contain nearly as much specific energy as ethanol... Read more...