Really interesting article from the World Economic Forum about an interesting solution that could contribute to our future energy mix. Why not turn a material responsible for almost 2.5% of global carbon dioxide emissions into a novel form of local energy storage?
Using cement as an electrolyte, buildings can be fabricated which store energy - creating massive batteries hidden in plain sight.
This is the kind of electrochemical technology that really excites and shows what happens when disciplines (chemistry and engineering) collide with common purpose. Whilst work has only been proven at lab scale, perhaps this will become an essential building requirement in the homes of the future...
This particular idea that we have developed – which is also rechargeable – has never been explored before. Now we have proof of concept at lab scale.