Shift May 19, 2021 | The Next Web

This company thinks wood pulp could be the future of EV batteries

Japanese Nippon Paper Industries Co. is examining how to replace EV lithium-ion batteries by using… trees, reports Bloomberg. The company wants to create supercapacitors that will use cellulose nanofibers, which are produced from wood-derived pulp, and refined to the size of hundredths of a micron or smaller.  As per Nippon Paper, such supercapacitors could potentially store and release energy with better performance and smaller environmental impact, compared to existing batteries. Well, on the one hand it’s true that supercapacitors have been already considered as a viable alternative to lithium-ion batteries. They have a higher power density, which means they can release…

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