Sweden as the synonym it is known for renewable and clean energy has been making some huge and rapid advancements in the field of renewable energy.
With the world now moving towards making electricity as a primary source of energy, the demand for batteries has increased substantially. The batteries now in operation and production are the ones who have an adverse impact on the environment. So, the need for new alternatives has risen and the world is looking for new alternatives and researchers are already making some amazing innovations to establish that. A new concept for an aluminium battery that has twice the energy density as previous versions, is made of abundant materials and could lead to reduced production costs and environmental impact. The idea has the potential for large scale applications, including storage of solar and wind energy. Researchers from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, and the National Institute of Chemistry, Slovenia, are the ones who have come up with this new innovation in the battery sector. Using aluminium battery technology could offer several advantages, including a high theoretical energy density, and the fact that there already exists an established industry for its manufacturing and recycling. Compared with today’s lithium-ion batteries, the researchers’ new concept could result in markedly lower production costs.
Aluminium batteries are only half as energy-dense as lithium-ion batteries, but the long-term goal is to achieve the same energy density and if the researchers achieve this it would be a major breakthrough in the field and again would make Sweden a leader in energy-efficient innovations.