Eco-Friendly Technology Unveiled in Japan
At Tokyo's Eco Products fair, Sony showcased its future technology that converts grape sugar or glucose directly into electricity.
The aim was to show children how electricity could come from alternatives to fossil fuels, according to Kazuko Takamatsu, Senior General Manager of Sony's Environmental Center.
[Kazuko Takamatsu, Sr. General Manager, Sony Environmental Center]:
"The environment and the future are both resting on children's shoulders, so we hope to somehow spark their interest and find ways to encourage both lifestyles and actions kind to the environment."
The point of the experiment was also to introduce Sony's new concept battery that would allow a specialized glucose based fuel to charge electronics.
Electricity wasn't the only thing open to innovation. Japanese company Onward Kashiyama showed off their biodegradable suit.
[Akio Hanida, Onward Kashiyama]:
"We decided to make this suit with the thinking that a large number of small acts will combine to become something eco-friendly."
Over 18,000 people are expected to attend the three-day event with 1,600 displays showing new ways to reduce that carbon footprint.