Scientists work on battery with wood as a main component

06/23/2013 | New Scientist

Researchers at the University of Maryland are experimenting with wood fibers as a key ingredient in rechargeable batteries. Lithium batteries are expensive on a larger scale, especially with a scarcity of lithium. So far, Hongli Zhu and colleagues have created a cheaper wood fiber battery that can be charged and discharged 400 times.

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