Home Green Energy Energy Storage

Taiwanese Chlorophyll Battery – Works With Any Liquid!


The future of green energy lies in the batteries we invent these days. The electricity they provide must derive from renewable resources, and their constituents must be environmentally friendly.

Starting from these prerogatives, professor Chungpin Hovering Liao from Graduate School of Electro-Optic and Material Science of National Formosa University in central Taiwan discovered a battery that he claims to be the world’s first chlorophyll organic battery. He says his battery can be filled up with almost anything, including water and urine, and it can provide electricity from two to seven days.

This battery’s voltage is not very high – it can deliver about 0.75 volts (half of a classic pile). A two year-old Japanese invention claims that it can give 2 watts of electricity out of a water-powered battery, but Chungpin says his is more powerful. You only wet it, wait 10 seconds, and it works.

The price is also very low on this invention, costing (in Taiwan) about 3 to 6 cents to make. Chungpin has pending patents in Taiwan and the US for his invention.

I wonder what is being consumed in this battery during its normal operation… water? How does it work? What is it made of? We need more details, because it sounds so good, and, generally, when you invent such things, it’s better to give the people a glimpse of what’s behind the curtain (not the whole thing), so they can have confidence invest in you.;

(Visited 668 times, 1 visits today)


  1. To photosynthesize, water is dissociated into the Hydrogen ions and oxygen. These Hydrogen ions provide the protons required for an electron gradient that is probably disrupted to provide the electrons for the circuit.

  2. I am interested with the work of Prof. Chungpin Liao. Can you please send me a copy of the full paper regarding his work? Thank you very much .


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.