Shiv Nadar University, India, announced the development of an innovative Lithium-Sulfur (Li-S) battery technology. The research will aid the production of cost-effective, compact, energy-efficient, safe and environment-friendly Li-S batteries, offering a viable alternative to Lithium-ion batteries commonly used at present.
The Li-S battery technology by Shiv Nadar University leverages principles of Green Chemistry, incorporating usage of by-products from the petroleum industry (Sulfur), agro-waste elements and copolymers such as cardanol (a by-product of cashew nut processing) and eugenol (clove oil) as cathodic materials.
This makes them environmentally sustainable, halogen-free, flame-retardant, and reduces the combustible propensities, making the battery remarkably safe to use.
It has the potential to aid multi-billion dollar industries including tech gadgets, drones, electric vehicles (EV) and several more that depend on such batteries.
The research reveals that this Li-S battery technology – once put into production – will be significantly cheaper and sustainable, while offering up to three times higher energy density with intrinsic flame-retardant properties.
Meaning a electric car with a 400 km range using conventional Lithium-ion batteries can now quadruple its range to 1600 km on a single charge with this technology, while being compact in size and much safer to use than traditional Lithium-ion batteries.
The new battery technology synthesizes a bio-based molecule, capable of commercial-scale production.
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