Organic, metal-free battery breaks down in acid for recycling

Scientists are hoping to develop more sustainable batteries by exploring metal-free architectures

One of the problems with our ongoing shift toward renewable energy relates to the way we store it, with today’s metal-laden lithium batteries currently serving us well but carrying sustainability issues of their own. Scientists are investigating alternative, more eco-friendly chemistries, and a team at Texas A&M University has just put forward an interesting candidate, demonstrating a metal-free battery that can be placed in acidic solutions to degrade on demand.

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