Using AI and Viruses to Better Energy Storage

The next wave of energy storage is in microbes, viruses, and AI.

We're replacing lithium-ion batteries and supercapacitors by creating powerful virus-based storage devices, which are customized using advanced AI.

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Validated by specialists @leading biology and electronics companies.

Current Storage ≠ Eco-Friendly/Cheap.

Current energy storage puts the world ~110% away from the kW/h price goal, and energy storage devices represent over 17% of all greenhouse gases.

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Current Storage is Suboptimal.

Beyond the environmental effects, all of the current energy storage methods are combustible, inefficient, or have massive production/installation barriers.

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Electronic Testing Takes FOREVER.

Current energy storage kinda sucks, and the worst part is that to get a new storage device on the market, we need electronic testing, which takes ~1 yr, device usage, and $1M+.

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Harbingers of disease? No, we think differently. Here's how we make virus-based batteries 👇

Our design process starts off with AI and DNA modeling software. We use it to determine which viruses to use with our carbon nanotubes, and which DNA sequences we'll be using to genetically modify them for the battery. Each storage device is custom designed to certain specifications to ensure that we have the correct energy output, energy density, as well as ESR and capacitance levels for different consumer uses.

Our novel software methods ensure that we build the optimal battery for certain usages, or more versatile, reusable batteries for usage inside of homes. The viruses and their hosts are carefully selected to ensure they are compatible with our carbon nanotubes, and that they can't harm humans.

After we know which virus, genetic code, and product usage we'll be intending for our batteries, we synthesize the virus with our special high throughput DNA synthesis machine. It might sound fancy, but its just a machine that designs DNA based off of the models we make on a computer, which we can then inject into a virus.

After the DNA vector has been successfully implanted in the virus, it is provided a non-harmful bacterial host. Thanks to their genetic modifications, the viruses can coat themselves with oppositely charged phosphorus and carbon nanotubes, successfully creating charged nanowires, and storing the electricity in a lithium shell. We then oxygenate the battery to preserve it.

To make sure the custom viral battery works, we use neural networks, clustering, and Bayesian NP Time Series models to predict its degradation cycles, lifetime, safety, ESR and capacitance levels, and R&D testing results within just 3 days with 99% accuracy. We'll also conduct non-invasive data collection on the battery to confirm our predictions.

Currently, our batteries project a 90% higher energy density, a 73% increase in specific power, and a 42% decrease in degradation speed after 100 cycles compared to conventional storage methods (photovoltaics, supercapacitors, batteries, etc). Our batteries can be designed and optimized for nearly any electronic system, from EVs, to phones, to lasers and fiber optics!

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Check out the promotional video done by one of our co-presidents and co-founders Karthik Mittal!

The Resolution of our Technologies!

Here's the impact our virus-based batteries have in throughput, the environment, and speed.

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World Class Design
Today: Energy isn't meeting Demand.
Even with perovskite solar panels, wind energy, hydropower, etc., we aren't sustainably meeting the world's growing energy needs. We're at the precipice of environmental destruction, and can't even hold renewable energy for under $20 kW/h.
$ $/kWh
for Virus-Based Lithium Oxygen Batteries

Virax's Solution Works. In fact, it generates a $10M+ profit per every ten storage devices, thanks to the better functionality and faster + cheaper production.

$ $/kWh
for Renewable Energy

or lithium ion batteries/supercapacitors

World Class Design
The Future: Cheap, Sustainable, Customized, and Environment Friendly Energy Storage.
By using AI for design and electronic testing, the costs for manufacturing are dramatically decreased. We will be able to produce various types of unique bio-batteries, such as solar batteries, hydraulic batteries, and batteries optimized for specific uses using our unique deep learning models. In addition, the waste from our product will be biodegradable, and the lithium/cellulose is recycled!

We're Engineering New Power for the Future

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Learn all about how changing the way we store energy will catalyze technological development and sustainability!

founders of Virax

We are the co-founders of Virax. We are artificial intelligence developers, biology R&D specialists, and young entrepreneurs looking to solve problems with unconventional solutions.

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