A STUDENT has designed a green-friendly mobile phone for Nokia which is powered by Coca-Cola and other surgary drinks instead of electricity.
Daizi Zheng of China undertook the client project for mobile phone manufacturer Nokia as part of her university programme.
On her website, Zheng explained: "Bio battery is an ecologically friendly energy. [It] generates electricity from carbohydrates (currently sugar) and utilises enzymes as the catalyst.
"By using bio battery as the power source of the phone, it only needs a pack of sugary drink and it generates water and oxygen while the battery dies out."
She added: "Bio battery has the potential to operate three-to-four times longer on a single charge than conventional lithium batteries and it could be fully biodegradable.
"Meanwhile, it brings a whole new perception to batteries and afternoon tea. "
However, Zheng confirmed that Nokia would not be developing her model for the handset, but added that similar bio batteries could be on the market within half a decade.
Zheng told Sky News: "At the time they wanted something to bring out within the next two years and thought my design was too futuristic."
Source: Daily Telegraph