Reply to post: Re: Goodenough is still working

That lithium-ion battery in your phone or car? It has just won three chemists the Nobel Prize

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Re: Goodenough is still working

They can already be recycled though apparently not the Lithium right now (or at least, people don't bother because it's cheaper to mine more).

So the down-votes seem a trifle harsh. Though at surface level a clean, wonderful way to improve the environment, there are a lot of negative impacts starting with the huge mining works required to fulfil a rampantly increasing demand for Lithium and other minerals.

Those who are really keen on the environment should be clamouring that the processes we use to replace older technologies are as good as possible. Unless you want to be protesting Lithium Fracking in your garden in 2040.

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