No more heavy metals? New IBM battery chemistry research could address mineral sourcing concerns

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BM Research Battery Lab | Credit: IBM

The design is free of cobalt, an increasingly controversial material, plus Mercedes-Benz is involved in the next phase of testing

Rechargeable lithium-ion batteries are - or could be - at the heart of many clean energy technologies, from more efficient mobile phones to better electric vehicles to decentralised power grid solutions....

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