Conversion of bio-waste into
superior electrode materials for energy storage
The development of renewable energy coupling
with rechargeable energy storage equipment has
recently attracted numerous attention because of
the pollution of natural environment and
eradication of non-renewable resources.
Electrode is one of the key components in these
electrochemical storage devices and
traditionally produced from rich carbon sources
such as petroleum and charcoal. Although biomass
waste is high in carbon content, only a small
percentage of bio-waste from human daily
activities and agricultural bio-waste, are
recycled for compost at present, while the other
is disposed into landfill. It can be considered
as a potential precursor to produce electrodes.
As a result, this research aims to transform
bio-waste into a reliable source of activated
carbon (AC) for energy storage application.