Carbon black from tires reportedly makes a better anode material than the traditional graphite (Photo: Shutterstock)
A diagram of the carbon black reclamation process
There may soon be a new use for discarded tires ... besides turning them into mattresses for cows, that is. Researchers from the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have devised a method of harvesting the carbon black from them, and using it to make anodes for better-performing lithium-ion batteries.
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