An LSU professor's possible alternative to lithium-ion batteries is about to undergo some rigorous testing.
Associate Professor Ying Wang, who says lithium-ion batteries are expensive and not sustainable, has designed a non-metal rechargeable battery.
The United States doesn't have deep lithium reserves and lithium mining uses a great deal of water.
Lithium-ion batteries also pose a potential fire hazard.
LSU says Wang's battery will be tested under extreme conditions required by NASA for possible use in the space program.
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