Our lead story today highlighted a metal-free battery that degrades on demand. While a cobalt-less battery has its sustainability benefits, more work will need to be done for the Texas A&M-developed technology to compete with the lithium-ion standard.

“For these batteries to gain mainstream adoption, the battery's capacity and cycle life must be improved,” Texas A&M researcher Dr. Jodie Lutkenhaus told Tech Briefs.

The initial capacity of the metal-free battery is about 30% of a lithium-ion battery, said the professor.

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This week’s Question: Will Metal-Free Batteries Catch On?

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