FSU Researchers Develop Battery Component that Uses Compound from Plants

February 2021

Two  professors have developed a way to use lignin, a compound located in the cell walls of plants, in the electrolytes of batteries.  FAMU-FSU College of Engineering associate professor Daniel Hallinan Jr. and FAMU-FSU College of Engineering assistant professor Hoyong Chong created the new type of solid electrolyte by combining lignin with the synthetic polymer polyethylene glycol.  By using lignin as an electrolyte component, the battery keeps the strength and safety that comes with a typical solid electrolyte but gains the ability to function well at room temperature. Read the full article here https://fla.st/3pN5ONp.