US researchers discover how to make the world’s cheapest battery

Viking ThumbnailsUS researchers discover how to make the world's cheapest battery

Researchers based out of MIT in the US say they’ve invented a new kind of battery, made from abundant and low-cost materials, that could compete with lithium-ion batteries and help plug the gaps caused by renewable intermittency. The new battery uses aluminium and sulphur as its two electrodes, with an electrolyte made of molten salt in between.

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