Stora Enso, a Finnish paper producer, plans to make electric vehicle batteries that charge in eight minutes by using lignin, a polymer found in trees. Lignin is 30% of a tree, and it contains carbon, which is great for battery anodes. The company will extract lignin from waste pulp at its facilities, process it to make a carbon material for battery anodes and partner with Swedish company Northvolt to manufacture batteries by 2025. Science just continues to amaze!
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