Two new improvements to aluminium batteries could make them suitable for economical large-scale, stationary power storage
New type of battery is cheap and could help the environment - short science news - technology

The transition towards renewable, sustainable energy requires temporary storage of the energy on cheap and environmentally-friendly electric devices. Aluminium batteries are a good candidate. These batteries are inexpensive and the raw material is readily available, but they have limitations. A new study has discovered two new materials that could greatly advance the aluminium batteries. One is a corrosion-resistant compound designed for conductivity (titanium nitride) and the second one (polypyrene) will be used for the positive electrode. Both materials are flexible, thus opening the possibility for constructing flexible batteries. This new technology is seen as a promising option for storing renewable power in the future.

Read the full story: ETH Zurich
Scientific publication: Advanced Materials