Although battery related technologies have come a long way over last couple of years, scientists around the world are actively searching for ways to improve on the existing technologies. According to researchers Monash University in Australia, the scientists have created a new battery that is world’s most energy efficient lithium-sulfur battery that would allow smartphones to run up to five days on single charge.
According to the researchers, the new battery would outperform the current batteries by more than four times. As you might already know, the current lithium-ion batteries have significant impact on the environment. In order to address this issue, the researchers have outlined new manufacturing process that would have lesser impact on environment.
Talking about the latest development, Mainak Majumdar, processor at the Monash University has said, “Successful fabrication and implementation of Li-S batteries in cars and grids will capture a more significant part of the estimated $213 billion value chain of Australian lithium, and will revolutionise the Australian vehicle market and provide all Australians with a cleaner and more reliable energy market.”
“Our research team has received more than $2.5 million in funding from government and international industry partners to trial this battery technology in cars and grids from this year, which we’re most excited about.”