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Polymer extracted from seaweed may improve battery performance

By Damir Beciri
8 September 2011

brown-algae-kelpCollaboration between researchers at the Clemson University and the Georgia Institute of Technology resulted with a promising new binder material for lithium-ion battery electrodes. Known as alginate, the material is extracted from common, fast-growing brown algae, and it could boost energy storage, while eliminating the use of toxic compounds now used to manufacture the components…. »