Researchers create sand-based lithium ion batteries

July 9, 2014 5:53 PM

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According to a report from the University of California Riverside (UC Riverside), researchers have created a lithium ion battery that outperforms the current industry standard threefold. And the key material is…sand?

“This is the holy grail – a low cost, non-toxic, environmentally friendly way to produce high performance lithium ion battery anodes,” said Zachary Favors, a graduate student working with Cengiz and Mihri Ozkan, both engineering professors at UC Riverside.

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