Researchers develop new low cost battery for green energy storage

A battery made of low cost materials could make storing renewable energy more feasible. A study recently published in the ACS’ journal Chemistry of Materials, reveals that researchers have developed a battery for renewable energy storage, with an energy density that is practically identical to a lithium-ion battery. The battery was built using sodium and magnesium, low cost materials that could make the process of storing energy more affordable. Without storing electrical power from renewable sources, energy can be lost. Renewable energy is gaining ground, with more and more renewable…

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New battery technology could be cost-effective renewable energy storage solution

Clean energy storage may have gotten greener and cheaper. A research paper published in the journal Science reveals that a team of Harvard researchers have developed an innovative battery technology by removing toxins from a flow battery, which they claim can store renewable energy in a safe, non-flammable, non-toxic, and cheap way. An eco-friendly flow battery could be important to the future. Energy and resource issues are a growing problem that many, including members of the Harvard research team, believe will only become worse in the coming years. However, the…

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Cigarette waste could provide green energy solution

Research has found that cigarette butts could be used to store energy. In a recently published study in the journal Nanotechnology, Scientists from South Korea have found that they can develop a high-performing material from cigarette butts that can be utilized as a green energy storage solution for several devices, and can also benefit the environment by keeping it free of the toxic waste from discarded cigarette filters. Cigarette filters are toxic and non-biodegradable. Jongheop Yi, a professor at Seoul National University, and the study co-author, said that many countries…

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