Iranian Researchers Produce Batteries Made from Rice Bran

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 09:39

A faculty member of University of Tehran has announced on producing a battery made from rice bran.

In his interview with ISCA News Agency, Alireza Babaei stated that Silicon is in great demand. When used in lithium-ion batteries (LIBs), which power smartphones and electric and hybrid cars, silicon anodes have a much greater theoretical capacity than conventional graphite anodes.

Rice is a plant. The outer layer of the grain (bran) and the oil made from the bran are used for medicine. Be careful not to confuse rice bran with other forms of bran such as oat and wheat bran.

He noted that due to the fact that as a new storage material for the batteries of the future, they could produce Silicon from rice bran, “all stages of battery have been done domestically in Department of Materials Science and Engineering, in fact, we ourselves produced basic materials.”

Nowadays, one of the most important goal of agronomic management is the development of environmental-friendly fertilizers, which promote a sustainable nutrient management to ensure growth crop yield.

One method of reducing fertilizer nutrient losses involves the use of slow-release fertilizers, which have been designed to gradually release nutrients to plants at a rate to coincide with the requirement of crops. The advantages of using slow-release fertilizers instead of the conventional type are various, such as the increased efficiency of the fertilizer, the continuous supply of nutrients for a prolonged period and a decrease of nutrient losses by volatilization and leaching out to surface and ground water.

Babaei declared that unfortunately, such batteries are being imported now but in condition of appropriate investment, we won’t need to be an importer of these products any longer.

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