Molten Antimony Batteries – An Impending Deluge?

Battery technologies have been proliferating in recent years like mushrooms after the rain.. Despite this there are batteries and batteries. Many of the newly invented storage devices have specific usages and one new application is not necessarily a replacement for an existing type of battery. Unfortunately most parents still have reason to curse the ubiquitous … Continue reading Molten Antimony Batteries – An Impending Deluge?

Cobalt – A Coffin Nail for Cheap Lithium-ion Batteries

In early March, I learned that only 6% of the world’s cobalt is produced as a primary product while 94% is a by-product of nickel and copper mining. I found the ratios alarming because: Cobalt is an essential raw material for all high-energy lithium-ion batteries; While conservative analysts believe the battery industry’s cobalt requirements will … Continue reading Cobalt – A Coffin Nail for Cheap Lithium-ion Batteries