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Aluminium battery may triple energy density

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 12:51 -- Xuan Zhong
Aluminium battery may triple energy density

Rapid charge, long-life batteries made from low-cost and abundant aluminium are set to emerge from research led by Taiwan’s Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI). The ultrafast rechargeable aluminum battery (URABat) technology was unveiled at the All Energy event in Glasgow, UK, last week.

Developed in a collaborative research project with Stanford University in the USA, the aluminium ion technology is expected to possess similar performance characteristics to existing battery designs. However, in contrast to the currently dominant technologies such as lithium ion, aluminium is a very common element and is therefore easily obtained at a relatively low cost.


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