CSU researchers convert wool, hair offcuts into graphite for batteries

ABC News May 13, 2024, 10:00 PM UTC

Summary: About 70% of the world's graphite, crucial for lithium batteries, comes from China. Australia imports graphite despite having ample lithium. Charles Sturt University researchers found a way to convert hair and wool into graphite for renewable energy storage. The demand for lithium is rising due to electric vehicles. Australia aims to produce its own graphite for sustainable battery manufacturing, reducing reliance on other countries. Prototype batteries have been successfully produced.

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