For its 100th anniversary, the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (Iupac) has released a list of 10 chemistry innovations – technologies in between discovery and commercial product – they think will change the world.
A panel of five judges from industry and academia selected 10 technologies that have the potential for making the planet more sustainable. Some, like flow chemistry, are already seeing widespread use while others, like solid state batteries, are still in their infancy.
3 Solid-state batteries
They are lighter, perform better at high temperatures, store more energy and they are not flammable, all-solid batteries have the potential to outperform the omnipresent lithium ion battery.
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