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The future's batteries could be plastic

Battery technologies are continually improving, but some researchers are going on beyond metal oxides in favour of plastic.

Urgent need to recycle rare metals

Rare earth metals are important components in green energy products such as wind turbines and eco-cars. But the scarcity of these metals is worrying the EU.

Recipe for more environmentally friendly batteries

Scientists want to develop greener and more vigorous batteries, using inexpensive raw materials that are plentiful in Norway.

A silicon sprinkle for electric cars

The driving range of electric vehicles can be increased by 25 percent if silicon replaces graphite in their batteries. A new manufacturing method creates nanopowder sprinkles that can do the job.