Thanks to TK for sending this story. I am not 100% convinced yet its has much to do with the plant, or the life expectancy of the cell. It is is also very expensive,. However we have covered this type of technology before, and it is very worthy of further investigation and research. I would like to see a lot more data before being fully convinced of the claims. Looking forward to everyone’s comments.
The following was taken from the Indiegogo campaign: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/bioo-charge-your-phone-with-the-power-of-a-plant#/story
The world’s first plant pot that charges your phone with electricity from plants’ photosynthesis
Using a compact and modern technology we are able to produce electricity from the simple, every-day process in which plants rely on to survive, photosynthesis. Bioo provides a day and night constant electricity supply, proving that plants may just be the way out for truly clean renewable energies. With Bioo Lite we plan to redesign the concept of charging your phone or tablet. We want to make it easy to use, as easy as a normal electricity plug you now use from the wall, but instead, adding the clean and awesome look a plant of your choice provides.
We have plants everywhere, as decoration in our own homes or our work places. Why not use them for an even better matter. Plug in your devices to charge up in our unique, modern-looking plant pots and forget about your phone or tablet´s battery level. With Bioo Lite we are not only helping the environment by using plants as energy source, but also we intend to help our users by reducing their daily electricity consumption. No more electricity plugs, your own plants have got you fully covered with Bioo Lite.
How it works?
The magic happens inside the plant
To understand the whole process it involves a plant from being just a decoration item to a reliable charging station for your electronics. We have been designing and developing our technology for a period of ten months, and we have achieved our production to increase up to 10 times the value. Our studies started with intense investigation around all the components and theory involved in our project, and it has all taken us to our successful results nowadays. For our technology we were initially inspired by several studies executed by NASA, but we have decided to choose a specific route to implement our efforts in, renewable energies.
The magic happens inside the plant pot, where energy created by the plant´s biological elements expelled after photosynthesis is transferred for our use in form of electricity. This matter is produced with or without Bioo, it is simply part of the essential process of photosynthesis in which every plant has to take part to live. This way, we are not forcing the plant to do or create anything else rather than what it always makes. It does not harm the plant in any way, either the technology or the process applied, and so environment is also a great winner from the implementation of this revolutionary technology. Furthermore, our system is self-regenerating.
This means that it will keep itself working without any further external treatments, which only adds up to the numerous positive aspects of the implementation of Bioo. The system is able to take the energy produced in the soil surrounding the roots of the plant and transfer it as electricity using its leading and efficient process. We have designed Bioo having in mind since the first day that it must be the most adaptable product for any user.