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Eggshells could cut cost of energy storage, says researcher

Crushed eggshells could be used as an electrode to power lithium-ion batteries and reduce the cost of renewable energy storage, a chemical engineer in Western Australia has said.

Manickam Minakshi, deputy head of research at Murdoch University’s school of engineering and IT, is leading a project that aims to use biowaste to produce affordable energy solutions for developing countries.

“Using chicken eggshells in this manner not only has the potential to reduce the amount of biowaste that is produced but it also has the potential to add considerable value to the renewable energy market,” he said in a university statement.

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