Liquid Batteries Poised to Bridge The Renewable Energy Gap

The problem with our best and cleanest renewal energy sources like wind and solar is that the energy they produce must be used as it is being generated or it requires storage using pumped storage hydroelectricity which is not always practical or entirely cost effective. MIT Professor Donald Robert Sadoway may have cracked the problem with the development of the Liquid Metal Battery. According to Sadoway “The battery is unlike any other. The electrodes are molten metal, and the electrolyte that conducts current between them is a molten salt. This results in an unusually resilient device that can quickly absorb large amounts of electricity. The electrodes can operate at electrical currents “tens of times higher than any battery that’s ever been measured.” Source Technology Review 

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