Bioo Lite: pot that turns plant into phone charger

Apr 11, 2017, 6:33 AM EDT

A Barcelona-based company, Arkyne Technologies, has developed a pot, named Bioo Lite, which draws energy from photosynthesized compounds and uses it to charge smartphones for up to three times a day.

The green energy gadget carries bacteria that break down the organic compounds produced by natural photosynthesis. The resultant free electrons travel through embedded nanowires in the pot to a connect U.S.B. port, which can charge a smartphone, writes Digital Trends.

One of the upshots with the technology is that it doesn’t require direct sunlight for power generation unlike solar chargers, notes Treehugger. As long as the plant is alive, Bioo Lite functions both night and day, providing the greenest electricity ever.

The company also plans to roll out a scaled-up version of its “bio-battery” in the form of a panel, which would function on the same principle but with a greater capacity to generate power.