Nespresso Capsule Batteries - Power from Used Espresso Capsules
It's not much, but you definitely can get some power from making a battery from used Nespresso capsules. Nespresso did the demonstration at a design fair in Europe to promote Nespresso Capsule recycling that is common in Europe, showing off the fact that the difference in electric potential will in fact generate a small amount of electricity (about 1.5 - 1.7 volts) when coffee and the aluminum skin of the capsule is used.
The battery cells consist of copper strips, the aluminum Nespresso capsules, salt water and old coffee grounds.
The battery was devised by mischer'traxler and installed in the window of a Nespresso Boutique in Vienna. About 700 capsules were used in total, with the six cells powering a clock in the window. The installation won a sustainability and design award during the exhibition.
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Posted by Scott Martin at October 19, 2010 8:43 AM