Björn Mårlid, CEO of Altris AB, with Prussian White cathode material used to create sodium-ion batteries. [Photo: Altri s]
Irving-based Fluor and Altris AB will work to advance a next-gen alternative to lithium-ion batteries, which contain toxic metals and require complex recycling. By contrast, sodium-ion batteries are safer and made mostly of salt, wood, iron, and air. Another big plus: Sodium is 500 times more abundant than lithium.