New Delhi : If you are going to buy a car from a showroom and it is also a battery operated car. At that time, if it is said that your car will run on cotton and water, will you be surprised or not? That’s absolutely right, you can’t help but be surprised. But, now it is going to become a reality. A Japanese company has started the effort to make batteries made of cotton instead of lithium. This company is doing research in collaboration with Kyushu University of Japan to make batteries from cotton. It is hoped that his efforts may be successful in the coming days. Not only this, apart from cotton, this company is also trying to make batteries from sea water. The biggest thing is that China has dominance over the manufacturing of lithium batteries used in electric vehicles. If Japanese scientists succeed in making batteries from cotton, sea water and sewage waste, then the world will get rid of China’s dominance.
How are batteries for electric vehicles made from cotton?
According to BBC report, Inketsu Okina, Chief Intelligence Officer (CIO) of PJP I, a Japanese company that manufactures batteries for electric vehicles, has revealed this. Inketsu Okina, CIO of PJP Eye, said that the process of making batteries for electric vehicles from cotton is quite secret. He told that to make the carbon of the battery, a temperature of more than 3,000 degrees is required. After this, about 200 grams of carbon is released from 1 kg of cotton. He said that only 2 grams of carbon is required to run any battery cell. You can make a lot of battery cells from cotton without using lithium.
How does ion work
He said that when the battery is charging, the ions work in one direction. At the same time, when the battery supplies its power to the vehicle engine, the ion starts working in the other direction. He said that poor quality cotton from the textile industry can also be used to make batteries.
Other battery manufacturing options
Not only this, there are many options available in our nature to make batteries for electric vehicles. Sam Wilkinson, an expert at S&P Global Commodity Insights, says that scientists looking for an alternative to lithium are trying to make batteries not only from cotton but also from sea water. Apart from this, batteries can also be made from biowaste and natural pigments. Not only this, batteries can also be manufactured from sewage waste. Stora Enso in Finland has developed a battery anode from carbon extracted from lignin, a polymer found in trees.