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New Technology Could Wean the Battery World Off Cobalt

Lithium batteries use more than 50 percent of all cobalt produced globally. About half of the world’s cobalt comes from the Congo, where it’s largely hand-mined, in some instances by children. Now, a team — including the Lab’s Gerbrand Ceder — has opened the door to using other metals for lithium-based batteries. Watch a video on this research. More>

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