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    JU’s Breakthrough in Battery Technology: A Path to Independence from Expensive and Scarce Raw Materials

    In a remarkable development, scientists at the Jagiellonian University (JU) have unveiled a series of groundbreaking technologies that hold great promise for the battery and home energy storage market. These advancements could potentially liberate device manufacturers from reliance on costly and rare raw materials such as cobalt, nickel, lithium, and graphite.

    Revolutionizing Battery Safety and Sustainability

    According to the CITTRU Technology Transfer Centre at the Jagiellonian University, one of the newly devised technologies is set to eliminate the persistent risk of spontaneous combustion in lithium-ion batteries, a primary concern for the industry. By addressing this hazard, the researchers have paved the way for safer battery usage. Additionally, another technology developed by the team allows for the creation of alternative anodes using starch, among other materials, while yet another enables the production of environmentally friendly cathodes.

    The developers of these innovative methods stress their adherence to the principles of green chemistry. Some of these production processes leave no carbon footprint whatsoever, and the battery prototypes exhibit performance levels that are comparable to or even surpass those already available on the market. These batteries are poised to find applications in the energy storage sector and battery industry, including electric vehicles.

    Pioneering the Future of Energy Storage: Professor Marcin Molenda and his Team at Jagiellonian University Revolutionize Battery Technology with Sustainable Innovations

    Leading the charge is Professor Marcin Molenda, who heads the Materials and Nanomaterials Technology Group at the Jagiellonian University’s Faculty of Chemistry. Together with his team of researchers, Professor Molenda has dedicated several years to the exploration of green consumer energy, delving into the production of novel energy storage solutions, optimizing loading and operational parameters, and investigating avenues for the reuse and recovery of raw materials.

    This breakthrough by the researchers at Jagiellonian University not only represents a significant advancement in battery technology but also holds the potential to reshape the industry by offering a pathway to independence from costly and scarce resources. With their commitment to sustainable practices and impressive performance benchmarks, these innovations could usher in a new era of energy storage and contribute to a greener future.

    Check out also the article on the Centre for Technology Transfer CITTRU and Nauka w Polsce.

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