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Bio-Inspired Battery Could Help Green the Grid

Quinones could be the key to flow batteries.

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The biggest hurdle to getting more electricity from renewable energy sources is the intermittency of the sun and wind — a problem that better batteries with less expensive materials could solve by storing large amounts of energy until needed. Now scientists think they may have the solution, with the help of a little organic chemistry. Like conventional batteries, flow batteries store chemical energy and have a positive and negative electrode. When the battery is discharged, electrons and i...
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