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Research groups like Alejandro Datas’, researcher at the ‘Instituto de Energía Solar’ of the UPM and scientific coordinator of the Amadeus and ThermoBat projects, research new storage systems for renewable energy.
Covadonga is an industrial engineer who is always up for a challenge. First and foremost, getting a degree in a traditionally male-dominated field. Her research focuses on studying how metals behave under stress and strain.
Lithium-sulphur batteries can store up to five times more energy than traditional lithium-ion batteries, but their lifespan is quite limited. Now a team of Australian researchers claim to have found a sweet solution to make them a truly longer-lasting, lighter and more sustainable alternative for all types of transport.
The parents of lithium-ion batteries this year received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their contribution to consumer electronics, laying the foundations of wireless society by feeding virtually any mobile device and electric vehicle. Nowadays, new combinations and alternative materials illuminate a generation of batteries that are greener, faster and with greater storage capacity.