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August 24, 2016

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August 24, 2016

Aug. 9, 2016 — The White House recently announced the creation of the Battery500 Consortium, a multidisciplinary group led by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and ... read more

July 22, 2016 — Storing fluctuating and delivering stable electric power supply are central issues when using energy from solar plants or wind power stations. Here, efficient and flexible energy storage systems need ... read more

July 20, 2016 — A garnet-type, fast ionic conducting oxide has been created by scientists. The developed garnet-type oxide showed not only high ionic conductivity around 1 mS/cm at room temperature, but also high ... read more

July 18, 2016 — Researchers have identified a whole new class of high-performing organic molecules, inspired by vitamin B2, that can safely store electricity from intermittent energy sources like solar and wind ... read more

July 13, 2016 — Researchers are a step closer to harvesting renewable or ambient energy from mobile phone base stations to power battery-operated wireless sensors used in industries including health and ... read more

July 6, 2016 — An international team of researchers has demonstrated a new way to increase the robustness and energy storage capability of a particular class of 'lithium-rich' cathode materials -- by ... read more

Rechargeable Batteries That Last Longer and Re-Charge More Rapidly

July 4, 2016 — Materials researchers have developed a very simple and cost-effective procedure for significantly enhancing the performance of conventional Li-ion rechargeable batteries. The procedure is scalable in ... read more

June 28, 2016 — Chemists are closer to creating more efficient batteries by shedding light on the cause of one of their biggest problems -- a 'traffic jam' of ions that slows down their charging and ... read more

June 17, 2016 — New technologies have now been developed to tackle two of the world's biggest energy challenges -- clean fuel for transportation and grid-scale energy ... read more

Loofah-Based Material Could Give Lithium Batteries a Boost

June 15, 2016 — Today's mobile lifestyle depends on rechargeable lithium batteries. But to take these storage devices to the next level -- to shore up the electric grid or for widespread use in vehicles, for ... read more

Hotter All the Way: Lithium Wall Contains Plasma Without Cooling It

June 15, 2016 — You may have known lithium from its role in rechargeable batteries, but did you know it may be a vital in fusion reactors? These reactors require walls that don’t sputter out metals or overly cool ... read more

June 13, 2016 — Home storage systems for electricity produced by photovoltaics facilities are gaining attractiveness, as their costs are declining. However, standardized, verifiable criteria for the end client to ... read more

Chemists Invent New Supercapacitor Materials

June 13, 2016 — Chemists have invented a new type of supercapacitor material with a host of potential applications in electronics, transportation and energy storage ... read more

Massive Trove of Battery and Molecule Data Released to Public

June 8, 2016 — The Materials Project, a Google-like database of material properties aimed at accelerating innovation, has released an enormous trove of data to the public, giving scientists working on batteries, ... read more

Novel Energy Inside a Microcircuit Chip

June 8, 2016 — Scientists have developed an extremely efficient small-size energy storage, a micro-supercapacitor, which can be integrated directly inside a silicon microcircuit ... read more

June 7, 2016 — A new disposable battery that folds like an origami ninja star could power biosensors and other small devices for use in challenging field conditions. The microbial fuel cell runs on the bacteria ... read more

Towards Building Next-Generation Batteries Using a Pigment Electrode

June 7, 2016 — Researchers have demonstrated calcium ion batteries (CIBs) using pigment electrodes such as Prussian blue and its analogues. The CIBs showed excellent cyclability of discharge and charge in a ... read more

June 2, 2016 — A new type of 3D printing will make it possible for the first time to rapidly prototype and test polymer membranes that are patterned for improved ... read more

High-Purity Metals Recovered from Battery Waste

June 2, 2016 — Researchers have succeeded in recovering important metals – lithium, cobalt and nickel – from battery waste with nearly 100 per cent purity. Recovered metals will be needed increasingly in the ... read more

Leaving the Electrical Grid in the Upper Peninsula

May 31, 2016 — While Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is not the sunniest place in the world, solar energy is viable in the region. With new technologies, some people might be inclined to leave the electrical grid. A ... read more

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