AI May Have Found A Lithium Battery Replacement

January 30, 2024

 

AI May Have Found A Lithium Battery Replacement

 

Artificial intelligence (AI) has reportedly been used by Microsoft to find a new substance which could serve as a replacement to lithium in batteries.

Microsoft’s Azure Quantum team used a supercomputer and advanced AI to narrow down 32 million potential materials to discover a material that could potentially reduce lithium use by up to 70%.

The potential new solution is hoped to be a sustainable energy storage solution, which could help with the dangerous nature of lithium batteries, because solid-state batteries are safer than traditional liquid or gel-like lithium.

Lithium is relatively scarce, and therefore expensive, and mining it is environmentally and geopolitically problematic. Which means that this discovery could have tremendous environmental, safety, and economic benefits.

Lithium batteries are already the hottest dangerous goods topic around and have been identified as causing a number of ship and warehouse fires in recent times. As well as being prone to explosion, they release carbon monoxide, methane, hydrogen cyanide, hydrogen fluoride and hydrogen chloride, which can endanger first responders.

As a reminder, Evolution Forwarding specialise in dangerous goods movements, by air, ocean and road. We provide complete solutions for packing, documentation, compliance and training for dangerous goods products, including lithium batteries. For further information please email info@evolutionforwarding.com or call 0800 4346244.

 

 

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