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2019 Changemaker: Marianna Uceda

Meeting the energy demand: green batteries from start to finish

MARIANNA UCEDA Marianna Uceda 

Mining and Materials Engineering, Ph.D. Candidate

George P. Demopoulos, Supervisor

Sustainable Industrial Processes and Manufacturing

Lithium-ion batteries, alongside green energy sources, have become an essential part of the green energy solution. They are used to store energy produced during periods of abundance (i.e. storing solar energy during the day) for use during times of reduced production (i.e. nighttime). While batteries can offset the pollution associated with fossil-fuel power systems, unfortunately, lithium-ion battery production cannot currently be considered green. Marianna’s research focuses on improving the fabrication processes of lithium-ion batteries to reduce negative environmental impacts during the battery lifetime

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