Proton batteries

At The Guardian I found a very interesting article:

Look, no lithium! First rechargeable proton battery created.

According to the article, a team of researchers at the RMIT University in Melbourne have created a battery that instead of scarce lithium, uses carbon and hydrogen. The main benefit of this new type of battery, is that carbon and hydrogen are abundant and hence cheap materials.

With the increased popularity of electric vehicles, the demand for batteries increases and hence the demand for lithium and also its price. The limited abundance of lithium is a serious bottleneck for a more sustainable fleet of cars.

According to the scientists who made this proton battery it will take five to ten years, before it will be commercially available.

4 thoughts on “Proton batteries”

  1. Big money needs to be put into this to cut down the time until it becomes commercially viable. We need to bury Exxon-Mobil, BP, Chevron and the other sociopaths holding us hostage with 19th century technology.

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