October 19, 2010

Nespresso Capsule Batteries - Power from Used Espresso Capsules

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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.

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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
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