Electric vehicles' batteries require metals like lithium. These can be recycled from existing batteries through bioleaching, using microbes to oxidise metal.
Only a small percentage of Li-ion batteries are recycled and in several well documented cases, the cobalt needed to make them is mined using child labor.
The next generation of battery technology can help reduce global carbon emissions, improve air quality, boost employment and contribute to a greener world.
Scientists from the University of Michigan have created 'biomorphic batteries' that allow robots to store energy like humans.
A new study in Nature Communications, has worked out how to modify red bricks to store enough electricity to power devices, using nanofiber technology.
Deep-sea mining has attracted controversy due to concerns of potential damage to delicate ecosystems before scientists have had chance to assess what is at stake.
The worlds largest all-electric plane has just completed a half an hour flight in the United States. Could this be the future of short-haul air travel?
The connection between the battery driven green economy and the exploitative conditions under which its essential commodity – cobalt – is mined is well known. Here's what needs to change ...
With drought affecting the country's hydroelectric output, industry is turning to solar panels and battery storage technology.
From the involvement of big players to the game-changing potential of battery technology, the circular economy is still overhauling its thinking.
Too little attention has been paid to the lithium-ion batteries powering electric vehicles and their essential ingredient – cobalt.
The Global Battery Alliance's new report explains how a more sustainable value chain combined with collaborative action could unlock the potential of batteries around the world.
Due to their growing popularity, electric cars could make the price of cobalt, a crucial component in batteries, skyrocket.
Just a month after Tesla completed a major battery backup system in South Australia, they’re jumping into a new project in another Australian state.
A battery-powered, single-engine electric plane has conducted a test flight in Perth, Australia.