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Old electric car batteries

Image: iStock Old electric car batteries Ready to recycle? Rainer Klose The number of registrations of electric cars is rising sharply. But where to put old batteries? The association of Swiss car importers, “auto-schweiz”, is striving for a recycling solution ...

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From Ancient Fossils to Future Cars

Electron microscopy showing one of the unique geometries observed in the nano-silicon power derived from diatomaceous earth. From Ancient Fossils to Future Cars By Sarah Nightingale UC Riverside engineers are developing cheap, energy-efficient lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles from silicon ...

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Converting Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Into Batteries

The Solar Thermal Electrochemical Process (STEP) converts atmospheric carbon dioxide into carbon nanotubes that can be used in advanced batteries. Julie Turner, Vanderbilt University Converting Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Into Batteries A green solution for a global problem An interdisciplinary team ...

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Using sand to improve battery performance

From left, (b) unpurified sand, (c) purified sand, and (d) vials of unpurified sand, purified sand, and nano silicon. Credit: Image courtesy of University of California – Riverside Using sand to improve battery performance Researchers at the University of California, ...

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