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Marine Stephan

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University of Maryland

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Batteries made of crab and lobster shells?

According to a new study, a chemical found in crab and lobster could be used to make batteries more sustainable, while still keeping an efficiency of 99.7% after about 400 hours.
As we transition towards greener solutions and electric vehicles, the batteries being used for such technology also need to be eco-friendly. But most of the time, they are not. Why? Because the chemicals used in these conventional batteries can take hundreds or thousands of years to break down and are also often corrosive and flammable.
But not anymore! Researchers in Maryland have developed batteries that use a product derived from crustacean shells 🦀 to store energy. It would help make batteries more sustainable as 2/3 of them can break down in soil in just 5 months, leaving begin recyclable zinc, that can then be reused! It would also help reduce waste as shells are often considered waste by restaurants and the food industry.
Sustainable yes, but not at the expense of efficiency: the battery is 99.7% energy efficient even after 1,000 battery cycles, which is about 400 hours. This means they can be quickly charged and discharged without significantly affecting their performance!
I love seeing great innovations like this! And I hope we can see a partnership between these scientists and companies like Volvo or Scania 👀
Read more:
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2022/sep/01/crab-lobster-shells-could-used-make-renewable-batteries


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  • We Don't Have Time

    9 w

    Dear Marine Stephan Thank you for getting your climate love to level 2! We have reached out to University of Maryland and requested a response. I will keep you updated on any progress! /Adam We Don't Have Time

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    • Harrison wambui

      9 w

      That's very encouraging...from crab to batteries....a good idea and innovation

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      • Tabitha Kimani

        9 w

        Where do we get enough crabs to sustain the businesses. Could be a new opportunity to rear crabs?

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        • Marine Stephan

          9 w

          @tabitha_kimani from the waste from the food and fish industry, and from restaurants!

        • Elizabeth Gathigia

          10 w

          Great innovation

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          • Timothy Ndegwa

            10 w

            Its pretty amazing how nature has a way to take care of us when we take care of it. What a great innovation that will enhance e-mobility.

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            • Mc Kaka Official🇰🇪

              10 w

              Hw do you ex react this? I'm curious that we may end killing our Biodiversity and leads to extinction.... We need to find how

              • Marine Stephan

                9 w

                @mc_kaka_official According to these researchers, we could use the shells that are considered waste by the food and fish industry and by restaurants! With that, there aren't more risks and impact on biodiversity

              • Joseph Githinji

                10 w

                Incredible Innovation, a way to a sustainable future

                • Peter Kamau

                  10 w

                  Wow!!This is quite an astonishing discovery. What could be done to ensure that the crabs aren't endangered due to a possible hunt down for this purpose?

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                  • Marine Stephan

                    9 w

                    @peter_kamau I agree that something should be implemented for this and that only "waste" should be used for it.

                  • George Kariuki

                    10 w

                    This is an exciting development in green technology! It's great to see researchers finding new ways to make our batteries more sustainable without sacrificing efficiency.

                    • Jengaj John

                      10 w

                      The safe, eco-friendly battery can be recharged at least 1,000 times, making it suitable for storing wind and solar energy for the power grid.

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                      • Ford Brodeur

                        10 w

                        Right in our backyard! Great share, Marine!

                        • Munene Mugambi

                          10 w

                          This could reduce the mining in Africa

                          • rosebellendiritu

                            10 w

                            Great innovation..each day with something new in restoring the planet.

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