How Cardboard Boxes will make your Battery 90x Better

Energy Storage Battery

We live in an ever-evolving world where new and innovative products are constantly being developed. This is especially true when it comes to energy storage and batteries. Scientists are constantly looking for new ways to make batteries better and more efficient. Recently, a team of scientists from Singapore has come up with a revolutionary new idea – a carbon-based electrode made from cardboard boxes! Can you believe that? What’s really exciting about this new discovery is that it’s based on a recycled and sustainable product- paper. This technology utilizes carbon extracted from cardboard boxes and waste paper to create parts of electrodes used in lithium-ion batteries. ]

Not only is it more cost-effective than traditional electrodes, but it is also more eco-friendly, as it reduces our reliance on traditional resources while reducing the amount of cardboard waste that ends up in landfills. Join us in this video as we explore this new technology and how it will reduce our world’s environmental footprint! A typical lithium-ion battery contains graphite anodes. These anodes may have many great features like high stability, more availability, and good conductivity, but there’s one downside. Graphite anodes are made from fossil fuels, and manufacturing these anodes harms the environment. On one side, our main aim in using electric vehicles is to lower our carbon footprint.

But we are still damaging the environment in the manufacturing process of their batteries. This is why there is a strong need for a new type of electrode whose production and use do not contribute to the release of greenhouse gasses. A team of scientists at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, have discovered a way to make carbon-based electrodes from recycled paper and cardboard boxes. The new electrodes are made from a combination of single-used cardboard boxes, packaging, and bags. The process used to make these new types of electrodes makes the electrode so much more efficient than current electrodes.

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