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Step towards better 'beyond lithium' batteries

Step towards better 'beyond lithium' batteries

Sep 22, 2017 United Kingdom
A step towards new "beyond lithium" rechargeable batteries with superior performance has been made by researchers.
New Zealand leads world in zero emission renewable grid electricity

New Zealand leads world in zero emission renewable grid electricity

Sep 18, 2017 1
New Zealand leads the world in zero emission renewable grid electricity now at 85%. With a nice balance between geothermal, hydroelectric, unusually continuous wind power and some solar, the country has less intermittency of green power than most.
Underwater energy transfer

Underwater energy transfer

Sep 11, 2017 United States
The Navy is developing ways to recharge underwater unmanned vehicles using undersea wireless technology.
Electricity production : when enzymes rival platinum

Electricity production : when enzymes rival platinum

Sep 8, 2017 France
Making a biocell that is as effective as a platinum fuel cell: that's the feat that researchers have achieved. Three years after making their first prototype biocell, the researchers have just reached a new milestone and increased its performance and stability.
Silicon solves problems for next-generation battery technology

Silicon solves problems for next-generation battery technology

Sep 6, 2017 United States
Silicon - the second most abundant element in the earth's crust - shows great promise in Li-ion batteries, according to new research.
New source of energy-critical lithium found in supervolcanoes

New source of energy-critical lithium found in supervolcanoes

Aug 17, 2017 United States
Most of the lithium used to make the lithium-ion batteries that power modern electronics comes from Australia and Chile. But Stanford scientists say there are large deposits in sources in America: supervolcanoes.
Here comes over capacity of lithium-ion batteries?

Here comes over capacity of lithium-ion batteries?

Aug 8, 2017 Worldwide
IDTechEx forecasts no let up in the growth of the global lithium-ion battery market even in 2027. These batteries are now steadily replacing lead acid in its last strongholds such as mobility vehicles for the disabled, fork lift trucks, golf carts and cars though there is a long way to go in each case.
Towards perpetual equipment by avoiding batteries

Towards perpetual equipment by avoiding batteries

Aug 3, 2017 1 Worldwide
Eliminating batteries is key says IDTechEx Research in the new report Battery Elimination in Electronics and Electrical Engineering 2018-2028. They have serious limitations of cost, weight, space, toxicity, flammability, explosions, energy density, power density, leakage current, reliability, maintenance and/ or life.
£246 million to boost expertise in battery technology

£246 million to boost expertise in battery technology

Jul 27, 2017 United Kingdom
The launch of the first phase of a £246 million government investment into battery technology to ensure the UK builds on its strengths and leads the world in the design, development and manufacture of electric batteries.
Inexpensive organic material gives safe batteries a longer life

Inexpensive organic material gives safe batteries a longer life

Jun 21, 2017 United States
Modern batteries power everything from cars to cell phones, but they are far from perfect - they catch fire, they perform poorly in cold weather and they have relatively short lifecycles, among other issues. Now researchers have described a new class of material that addresses many of those concerns.
Instantly rechargeable battery could change the future of EVs

Instantly rechargeable battery could change the future of EVs

Jun 6, 2017 30 United States
This technology could provide an "instantly rechargeable" method that is safe, affordable and environmentally friendly for recharging electric and hybrid vehicle batteries through a quick and easy process similar to refueling a car at a gas station.