IBM has announced an innovation that says it will eliminate the need for heavy metals used in battery production. Cobalt will not be used in the production of these batteries.
IBM has introduced a new battery technology that does not use cobalt. Possible uses of this technology include electric cars. Sustainability is also of paramount importance for the storage and reuse of electricity in general.
Nickel and cobalt are not safe at all
As stated in IBM’s statement, nickel and cobalt pose a major threat to the environment and people. To solve this problem, the company produced a solution using three different elements.
The resources used in the new batteries can be obtained directly from sea water. In terms of energy storage, the new batteries have a much higher performance than the lithium-ion batteries that we often come across. In addition, the materials they produce are almost everywhere because of the lower costs. In addition, there is no risk of burning as in lithium batteries.
IBM develops new technology with artificial intelligence
According to IBM Research, the company will now work with Mercedes-Benz’s North American R & D department, Central Glass and Sidus on a new generation ‘battery development ecosystem’.
IBM says they have received artificial intelligence to improve this material. Stating that machine learning techniques help scientists, the company was able to examine millions of data points and construct more powerful hypotheses. So his work progressed much faster.
First of all, IBM engineers investigated which materials could be higher performance and safer, and then worked on these materials in simulations. In these studies, experts from the fields of computer science, chemical engineering, metallurgy, electrical engineering and molecular chemistry worked together.
There is a law in technology called the Moore’s Law, whereby the number of transistors in the chips doubles every two years. With so much processing power and new technology applications, it is essential to be able to store enough energy for all these transducers, while not destroying the planet if possible. IBM’s work promises great hopes in this sense.