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Submission + - Seaweed can help boost battery storage (

cartman writes: A substance found in Algae could be used to increase the storage capacity of batteries, according to scientists at Georgia Tech. The substance, called alginate, allows silicon particles in the anode to swell without damaging the anode, thereby increasing storage capacity of batteries by up to a factor of 10.

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