Researchers Create Wooden Battery For Large-Scale Energy Storage

Very few things would be more helpful to the transition to clean energy, all-natural, low-cost battery that lasts a long time. So imagine how world-changing a battery made from wood fibers could be to the clean energy movement. A team of scientists at the University of Maryland, including Liangbing Hu, and Teng Li, have done just that, creating a battery made of wood fibers and tin, two of the cheapest and most-common elements in the world.

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New Battery Tech Charges120x Faster Than Normal

The main holdup for electric vehicles is their limited use, bookended by the fact that the typical EV can’t even go 100 miles between charges, and echarging many EVs requires hours even on a larger Level 2 charger. But a group of Korean scientists have reportedly developed a lithium-ion battery that can be recharged between 100 and 120 times faster than current battery technology. In other words, you could recharge a car like the Nissan Leaf in about one minute.

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