Thursday, 19 December 2019

IBM Research says new battery design lacks heavy metals, can perform better than lithium-ion | ZDNet

quote [ The IBM Research battery is built with materials extracted from seawater and would minimize the need to mine. IBM Research said it has created a battery design that doesn't use heavy metals and could ultimately outperform lithium-ion batteries on multiple fronts. ]

it's still a few years away, but still sounds promising.
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[by vintuk@10:24pmGMT]


damnit said[2] @ 2:34am GMT on 20th Dec [Score:1 Interesting]
I'm wondering if it's a race right now.

John B. Goodenough, the guy who invented Lithium-ion batteries (who also was part of the team that created RAM), is creating Solid State Batteries.

(Dude in the video talks about the Baghdad battery for the first few minutes. Skip to 3:47 for when he starts talking about the Solid State battery.)

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Seneki said @ 11:48pm GMT on 21st Dec
His name checks out.
lilmookieesquire said @ 7:34am GMT on 20th Dec [Score:1 Informative]
The no heavy metals thing is attractive because China basically invested heavily in africa to get their hands on that as a major strategic advantage.
snowfox said @ 12:58pm GMT on 20th Dec
To get the heavy metals? So they're invested in the blood diamond regions where they mine for the contents of our batteries?
steele said @ 2:29pm GMT on 20th Dec
And don't forget US's coups. Not that Lithium mine nationalization is the only reason they have for attacking leftist governments.
Pandafaust said @ 2:33am GMT on 25th Dec
Australia is trying to position itself as an entrant into the Lithium market (while at the same time federally we're rubbishing energy storage as part of our climate ostrich initiative so you know, that's happening...). Interestingly a major project has recently had trouble getting off the ground as commercially viable despite abundant deposits. I don't know, but would be interested what the story is there.

Regardless, one thing thatd be exciting is if we can find batteries that are more heat stable and longer lasting as viable large-scale storage for renewables ...

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