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MIT professor Fikile Brushett is in the process of taking the power generated by wind and solar, chemically lashing it to molecules derived from flora and fauna, and storing it in liquids until it’s needed to electrify our homes.

The fact that such a system — if it’s feasible — is likely years from reality doesn’t deter Brushett, the Raymond A. (1921) and Helen E. St. Laurent Career Development Professor of Chemical Engineering. An electrochemical engineer, Brushett works on applying fundamental electrochemistry to boost the performance and durability of our future energy storage systems. …

http://theenergycollective.com/energyatmit/508471/future-energy-storage