Batteries whose electrodes are made of pig bones? Now that’s a strange, yet potentially very beneficial development in the industry!
Scientists in Beijing have apparently developed a way to create lithium-sulfur batteries that are essentially powered by pig bones. The bones are baked and broken down, and then are used to create electrodes for the batteries.
- “The development of rechargeable batteries that can be coupled to renewable sources is becoming more important for clean and efficient energy storage.” Yaqin Huang – Beijing University of Chemical Technology
- “Pig bone based porous carbon has great potential in the development of novel cathode materials for building the next generation of energy storage devices.” Leela Mohana Reddy -expert in lithium ion batteries and supercapacitors at Rice University
This would be a big boost to the further development and use of lithium-sulfur batteries.
You can see the full story on RSC.org
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