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Is the humble battery the key to our low-carbon future?

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“From their early days in camcorders, to the gigafactories of the future – lithium-ion batteries are making a low-carbon world possible. Batteries will power cars, trucks, light aircraft and drones. They’re also vital for storing renewable energy, providing power when the sun isn’t shining and the wind isn’t blowing.”

Can the humble battery save the world? Watch this animation from The Royal Society, a video made in partnership with BBC Ideas, to learn some of the benefits and challenges of a world powered by batteries.

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Plus, can a worldwide circular battery economy help improve the sustainability of these powerful bricks of energy?

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β€’ How do batteries work?
β€’ B is for Battery – Circuit Playground
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β€’Β A lemon-powered supercar and making the world’s largest lemon battery

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