New Material Paves Way for Low-Cost Batteries

Large-scale storage of renewable energies a possibility

Image Credits: Marcelo César Augusto Romeo, Flickr.

The energy transition depends on technologies that allow the inexpensive temporary storage of electricity from renewable sources.

A promising new candidate is aluminum batteries, which are made from cheap and abundant raw materials.

Scientists from ETH Zurich and Empa — led by Maksym Kovalenko, Professor of Functional Inorganic Materials — are among those involved in researching and developing batteries of this kind.

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