Monday, August 22, 2016

Fungi recycle rechargeable lithium-ion batteries

Rechargeable batteries in smartphones, cars and tablets don't last forever. Old batteries often wind up in landfills or incinerators, potentially harming the environment. And valuable materials remain locked inside. Now, a team of researchers is turning to fungi to drive an environmentally friendly recycling process to extract cobalt and lithium from tons of waste batteries.

from Geochemistry News -- ScienceDaily

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