Australia's first lithium-ion battery

Researches from the University of Queensland (QUT) have built Australia's fist lithium-ion battery, which could help to kick-start a commercial battery manufacturing industry in the country. The battery, manufactured at the nation’s only low humidity electro-manufacturing dry rooms based at QUT's Institute for Future Environments, has been fabricated using a process that makes lithium-based powder, which produces extremely safe and effect batteries, and are the same type as those used to power Tesla cars. The work is the outcome of a three-year $4 million project funded by the the Auto Cooperative Research Centre in collaboration with the Malaysia Automotive Institute. To find out more check out Lithium-ion batteries.