Bright Side of News writes about a promising new battery technology called lithium air. According to the scientists working on this technology, li-air batteries could potentially equal the energy storage of oil.
Argonne, a leading edge national US laboratory, conducts basic and applied scientific research in all scientific disciplines. The lab has a history of research in the battery technology field and is a leader in developing new materials for advanced products including the now common Lithium ion batteries.
The newest Li-air battery uses a catalytic air cathode that supplies oxygen, an electrolyte and a lithium anode. It potentially could equal the energy storage of gasoline tank. Their energy storage may reach five to tens times that of the Li-ion battery.