Are manufacturers ready to pay the price of sustainability? 

Are battery manufacturers ready to pay the price of sustainability

The shift towards net zero relies significantly on the abundance of materials, particularly those that enable higher levels of sustainability without compromising on performance. Global legislation is putting considerable pressure on manufacturers, and consumer demand is now aligning with this trajectory.  According to BCG, the demand for sustainable raw materials could exceed supply by as […]

Molten Salt Regeneration: The Game-Changer

UP Catalyst carbon produced with elctrolysis method from co2

This article was shared at Nuclear Engineering International. Corrosion caused by high temperatures and corrosive salts has long plagued molten salt-based nuclear reactor industries. Now though, a technology designed to produce carbon nanomaterials could be the breakthrough needed to clean impurities from the coolant fuel circulating in molten salt reactor designs. The issue of corrosion […]

Electric Car Boom and the Race to Secure Raw Materials by 2030

Electric car charing

In 2022, more than 26 million electric cars were on the roads, setting a groundbreaking sales record. However, this is merely the beginning. EV batteries represent the fastest-growing technology in energy storage, playing a crucial role in leading us towards a greener future.  The International Energy Agency (IEA) projects that the momentum will intensify. By […]

Battery Gigafactories in Europe: Navigating Supply Chain Risks

European Battery Gigafactories and supply chain risks

The transition to electric vehicles (EVs) is gaining momentum worldwide, and Europe is leading the charge with an ambitious plan to construct 50 battery gigafactories by 2030. These mega-factories will collectively produce enough batteries to power a staggering 18 million electric cars every year. This bold initiative reflects Europe’s commitment to sustainable transportation and positions the continent […]

The dirty truth about electric car battery sustainability

Electric car batteries sustainability

We are witnessing a global effort to tackle climate change by transitioning towards e-mobility. US President Joe Biden has set a goal for 50% of new car sales to be electric vehicles by 2030. Meanwhile, China, which is the largest electric vehicle market in the world, has also mandated that 40% of new cars sold […]

Carbon Dioxide Removal: What’s all the buzz about?

Carbon dioxide removal (CDR) is it a hit or miss bet for reaching carbon neutrality goals?

The European Commission’s recent approval of a set of laws known as the Fit for 55 package marks a significant step towards reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030. This package includes measures such as phasing out free allowances in the Emissions Trading System from 2026, introducing a new carbon leakage instrument to protect […]

Carbon materials in sodium-ion batteries: A new era in energy storage?

Carbon materials in sodium-ion batteries for sustainable production

The energy storage industry has long been dominated by lithium-ion batteries, but recent developments have shown that this trend may be reaching a bottleneck. One such technology that has caught the attention of many is sodium-ion batteries (SIB). Sodium is an element with similar physiochemical properties to lithium but has unique advantages, such as natural abundance, environmental friendliness, and […]

7 Surprising Ways Carbon Materials Affect Your Daily Life

Carbon materials

Science is continuously breaking new ground and expanding the limits of what is possible. The incorporation of carbon materials into our daily lives is becoming more and more common due to their properties and endless possibilities. We are bringing you some of the latest finds from research for your daily dose of carbon.  1.Clothing. The […]

What on earth are carbon nanomaterials?

The question is legitimate since nanomaterials are so small that even a single hair is around 1000 times thicker. Nanomaterials have a size of less than 100 nanometers. Before the discovery of carbon nanomaterials, the most well-known forms of carbon were diamond and graphite. Carbon nanostructures were discovered in 1991 by the physicist Sumio Iijima. […]