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Dual-Use Rechargeable Battery

Hybrid Battery Stores Electricity and Produces Valuable Chemicals at the Same Time

Rechargeable batteries store electricity in their electrode materials, while redox flow batteries use chemicals stored in tanks attached to the electrodes. Researchers have now developed a battery system based on a hybrid cell, which not only stores and provides electricity but also produces valuable chemicals in a flow system. During operation, the furfural–nickel hydroxide battery converts biomass-derived molecular furfural into either furfuryl alcohol or furoic acid.
The work as a hybrid concept is rewarded as a step toward improving the sustainability and cost effectiveness of rechargeable batteries.

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