The Daily Courier: UBCO researchers aim to develop better battery

Researchers at UBC Okanagan are collaborating with Fenix Advanced Materials of Trail to design and develop a battery that is smaller and more powerful than what’s currently available.

Using raw materials from B.C.-based companies such as Fenix, Teck Metals, Retriev Technologies, Eagle Graphite and Deer Horn Capital, the goal is to create a tellurium-based cathode — a tiny device that will be used to make all-solid-state lithium-tellurium batteries. Tellurium, a rare metal byproduct of copper and lead-zinc smelting, has characteristics that will enable miniature, all-solid-state lithium-tellurium battery devices with both high energy density and a high safety rating.

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