Print

Wood is Key Ingredient in Cheap Rechargeable Battery, University of Maryland Study  
6/25/2013 7:06:54 AM

Get the latest biotech news where you want it. Sign up for the free GenePool newsletter today!

A battery made from wood doesn't exactly scream high-tech innovation – more like something cooked up round the campfire. But a device that exploits wood fibre could be the key to cheap, renewable power. Lithium-based rechargeable batteries are too expensive to use on a large scale because there is so little lithium available. But sodium is abundant and cheap, so why not base a battery on a sodium electrolyte?

Hey, check out all the research scientist jobs. Post your resume today!

//-->