Cheap, Rechargeable, Organic Batteries?

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This New Scientific Development Provides Eco-Friendly Batteries That Last 15 Years…

It’s no secret that batteries thrown into landfills create toxic waste that can pollute waterways, soil, and more. Fortunately, scientists are on the job searching for safer, more environmentally friendly alternatives.

In fact, in a recent development, scientists at USC have created a revolutionary new battery that may forever change the landscape of energy storage!

Check out the article below to learn more about this new battery, which contains no metals or toxic chemicals, and can last up to 15 years:

Lithium-ion batteries have made portable, rechargeable electronics commonplace. Unfortunately, they do have some glaring drawbacks, including heat issues, being made with rare, toxic elements, and the fact the technology doesn’t scale up very well, which limits applications.

The new technology developed by the USC team is what’s called an organic redux flow battery.

“The batteries last for about 5,000 recharge cycles, giving them an estimated 15-year life span,” said Sri Narayan, professor of chemistry at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and corresponding author of a paper describing the new batteries that was published online by the Journal of the Electrochemical Society on June 20. “Lithium ion batteries degrade after around 1,000 cycles and cost 10 times more to manufacture.” 

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The batteries could pave the way for renewable energy sources to make up a greater share of the nation’s energy generation. Solar panels can only generate power when the sun’s shining, and wind turbines can only generate power when the wind blows. That inherent unreliability makes it difficult for power companies to rely on them to meet customer demand. With batteries to store surplus energy, which can be doled out as needed, that sporadic unreliability could cease to be an issue.

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