How Might Biomimicry Help Create a Better Battery?

Posted by Diana Lee, of the Biomimicry Institute.  

Be sure to check out the PDF link -- fascinating learnings from nature!
Biomimicry rocks!   Cheers, Sue


---------------------  From Diana:

As part of our work with New York State Energy Research and Development Agency, in June we held a workshop with New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology Consortium to begin to plumb the biological literature for energy storage examples and ideas.  Here is a pdf showing the results of this preliminary investigation - identifying the functional challenges we need to solve, and then examples of some 'patent holders' - species who have adapted in ways that answer those challenges.


I haven't really thought about how our Life's Principles, the set of principles we observe across the biological world, match up with SMART, but I do think they're compatible.  The primary criteria we work toward are that biomimetic solutions should 1) create conditions conducive to life and 2) maintain the ability to adapt and evolve.



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