Modern-day society is made possible by science and technology breakthroughs we’ve had over the years. From compressors that enable refrigeration to air conditioning and the humble electric motor, which serves our numerous needs, there are plenty of technologies at work for us. Storage of electricity is one such scientific marvel, which enables us to carry devices that would otherwise need to be always plugged in. Now, Netherlands based startup LeydenJar Technologies has reached another milestone in the scientific journey.
Boosting battery energy levels by 70 percent
Current batteries are restricted to using small amounts of silicon in their anodes since they were primarily carbon-based. The Netherlands based startup LeydenJar Technologies has developed a new method to create anodes in lithium-ion batteries, which are made from 100 percent silicon. This breakthrough is said to drastically change the battery industry as it enables the production of batteries with a 70 percent higher energy density (1350 Wh/L) and 62 percent lower CO2 emissions.