Anthertech's Labs Believe in the Possibilities of Energy Harvesting

Power drainage is one of the biggest challenges facing the mobile technology industry. But could harvesting the energy created by everyday activities, such as movement, be the next big breakthrough?

The battery sector is moving in many varying directions with a variety of energy solutions in development that could put an end to charging issues, Anthertech is developing its titanium dioxide-based gel technology and incorporating it into energy harvesting while other companies are developing their own technology.

If there is one sure thing at the moment it is that new battery technology capable of transforming the market is being sought by many companies and labs throughout the world. The first company to be able to mass produce a product that significantly improves current batteries, both in terms of increased usage and reduced charge times will undoubtedly prosper.

These days our world revolves around an ever-growing number of battery-powered devices that we carry with us at all times. In this environment of constantly evolving technology, devices are getting smarter and more powerful, which means they all require more energy to operate.

Although manufacturers strive to reduce battery consumption, the common problem with smartphones, wearable’s, fitness wristbands, portable music players, tablets and laptops is that they run out of power after just a few hours of use and have to be connected to a power supply to recharge.

One solution to this problem is to carry a portable battery charger but these also run out and need to be recharged in the same way as other devices. Ultimately, the next breakthrough for manufacturers will not be to make devices smaller, more powerful or increase the number of pixels on the screen. Instead, the key is to find an efficient way to keep them going without having to have plug them in.

This breakthrough may be closer then we think. Scientists and startups like Anthertech have been working hard on different ways to harvest energy and produce electricity from our everyday activities.

This ever-growing market of mobile, laptop, tablet and wearable devices, means that our demand for efficient power solutions is only going to increase. The issue of battery life is as relevant to brands as it is to businesses and consumers.

Taken to its logical conclusion, energy harvesting could create a world of sensors that are able to pick up on small vibrations to transform them into energy, such as a bus or a lorry passing by on the street or even the rotation of the earth. Room temperature could be enough for systems to generate energy. In this new world, power drainage would be a thing of the past. Peter Zhao – Founder and Technical Director at Anthertech said “we are constantly evolving and our battery technology is moving forward at a fast pace with new developments a regular occurrence, it’s only a matter of time before we are able to launch something revolutionary that will change the face of batteries”.