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Is Urea the Key to Low Cost Batteries?

Posted on Feb 21, 2017 11:07:00 AM

A low cost solution to the problem of energy storage could soon make expensive battery technology a thing of the past – and it all relies on a substance found in urine.

Scientists at Stanford University in the USA have developed a battery which uses three common substances – urea, which is found in urine and fertiliser, aluminium and graphite — to provide what they hope will be cheap and safe grid-scale energy storage.

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Topics: Renewables, Stanford University, Battery, Urea

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