Boron – The Secret Behind New Battery Formats

Apr 27, 2021 | Efficient Power Sources, Electricity Generation, Innovation, RESEARCH

BNNT – BORON NITRATE NANOTUBES ARE THE KEY TO LONGER BATTERY LIFE

With the growing need for eco-friendly power as a result of environmental concerns, developing batteries with high power is of increasing relevance. Li-S batteries are attracting much interest in both academic communities and in business. In academia, considerable progress has been made in improving the specific capacity, price capability, and cycle performance utilizing multiple strategies. Boron inside may be the answer to a new battery format at least three times more powerful than current lithium-ion batteries.

BENEFITS

ENERGY

Li-S batteries have been shown to produce more than 5 times more power than Li-ion batteries. This provides for not only longer usage between charges but additionally batteries becoming many times smaller while retaining the same battery life as a Li-ion battery.

COST

Sulphur is a plentiful resource and is inexpensive; it is less than 1 percent of the price of lithium cobalt oxide – the product used in mobile phones, laptops and digital electronic camera batteries.

CHARGE RATE

Much shorter charging times for LI-S batteries can be realised as a result of the chemical formulation and the cost/ charge cycles are higher; this means more resilient batteries and longer life cycles.

WEIGHT REDUCTION

Li-S batteries can be smaller sized than Li-ion batteries with a comparable energy delivery and capacity. These lighter batteries with premium performance offer brand-new opportunities in nearly everything which requires battery power.

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Boron-based Polymers for EV Storage
Innovation, FOOD SECURITY, RESEARCH, SCIENCE

Boron-based Polymers for EV Storage

Boron-based Polymers for EV Storage: Boron-based Polymers to Improve Electric Vehicle Energy Storage: Boron-based polymers such as BNNTs are 2D nanomaterials with excellent properties for improving electric vehicle energy storage given their high surface areas, large aspect ratios, and good thermal conductivities. Borates Today examines the potential for use of BNNTs in electric vehicle transmissions and batteries.

boron critical mineral rare earth
MINING, INVEST IN BORON

Boron Joins the Rare Earths Club

Rare Earth elements are valuable because they have magnetic and optical properties which create technologies in components such as audio speakers, hard drives, camera lenses, MRI imaging, and monitors of all sorts. But there is a cost to mining them as post-mining purification processes create hazardous waste. Boron is a potential alternative, providing clean and superconductive, energy-efficient benefits while being cheaper and more environmentally friendly.