• Could plastic bags be upcycled into parts for lithium-ion batteries?

    1 month ago - By Natural News

    Indiana-based researchers found a way to upcycle disposable plastic bags into raw material for making valuable products. Their process turned polyethylene plastic into carbon chips with sufficient purity to serve as materials for manufacturing anodes of lithium-ion batteries. Plastic pollution is one of the biggest problems threatening the environment. A lot of this trash comes in the form...
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  • Powering a solution: Professor takes charge at improving lithium ion batteries safety

    Powering a solution: Professor takes charge at improving lithium ion batteries safety

    1 month ago - By ScienceDaily

    Scientists are working to improve the safety of Li-ion batteries by creating a shear-thickening electrolyte - a substance that can become thicker under impact, set between the battery's anode and cathode that will be impact-resistant, thus not causing a fire or an explosion upon any collision.
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