Thanks to an innovative material developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, electric vehicles will be able to charge their batteries while driving on roads equipped with this technology.
Electric mobility is positioned as a promising solution to climate change, especially in a world increasingly concerned about sustainability and reducing carbon emissions.
As electric vehicles become an increasingly popular option over internal combustion vehicles, there is a need for efficient energy storage to ensure the spread of this technology. This is where cement supercapacitors come into play..
A team of scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the Wyss Institute in the United States has developed an innovative energy storage solution that combines two well-known materials in the industry: cement and carbon black.
Blending the two materials has resulted in a conductive nanocomposite that could greatly expand renewable energy operations and turn homes and roads into giant clean energy storage batteries.
Electric cars will be charged while driving on the roads
Cement supercapacitors have improved characteristics that greatly distinguish them from other existing similar technologies. Best of all, the material mix requires only water to work, making it an inexpensive alternative.
One of the biggest benefits of roads equipped with this material is its potential to improve electric mobility. They will offer a scalable solution capable of fast charging electric vehicles on the go, easily and without hassle.
It is worth noting that cement supercapacitors will be integrated not only into roads, but also into houses and buildings. They will be placed on the foundation, which will effectively store the solar energy generated by solar panels..
Experts say that this means that homes can run all day long on captured energy, reducing dependence on the grid and savings on energy bills. By allowing energy to be captured through the cement of the future, this technology will enable the transition to a more sustainable energy system without emissions.
By taking full advantage of this material, we will move towards a greener future, while also respecting the environment.