Category: research

12th October 2021 | Silverstone

Big breakthrough for ’massless’ energy storage

Researchers from Chalmers University of Technology have produced a structural battery that performs ten times better than all previous versions. It contains carbon fibre that serves simultaneously as an electrode, conductor, and load-bearing material. Their latest research breakthrough paves the way for essentially ’massless’ energy storage in vehicles and other technology. ​The batteries in today’s…
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29th March 2021 0

Corvus Energy to be part of EU HYDRA research project to develop more sustainable, next-generation lithium-ion batteries

Bergen, Norway and Vancouver, Canada, 19 October 2020 Corvus Energy is proud to announce that the Company is partner at the €9.4 million European Union (EU) battery research project HYDRA. HYDRA has been initiated through the Horizon 2020 innovation program with the aim of developing the next generation of sustainable, low-cost, energy-dense lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries…
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4th November 2020 0

Environmentally friendly energy storage

Similar to batteries, supercapacitors are suitable for the repeated storage of electrical energy. TU Graz researchers have presented a particularly safe and sustainable variant of such a supercapacitor in the scientific journal “Nature Communications“. This research was conducted with a SAXS system of Anton Paar. Limited safety, sustainability and recyclability are key drawbacks of today’s lithium-ion battery…
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19th October 2020 0

New electrode design may lead to more powerful batteries 26th August 2020 admin Research 0

An MIT team has devised a lithium metal anode that could improve the longevity and energy density of future batteries. New research by engineers at MIT and elsewhere could lead to batteries that can pack more power per pound and last longer, based on the long-sought goal of using pure lithium metal as one of…
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26th August 2020 0

More than £60 million of equipment delivered to UKBIC

The first of more than £60 million of equipment has been delivered to the new £129 million UK Battery Industrialisation Centre (UKBIC) near Coventry which will open later this year. The practical completion of the new 18,000 sqm building has been achieved and phase two is now underway to add the production equipment, services and…
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18th August 2020 0

Innovate UK – More R&D funding to develop projects set to boost local economic growth across the UK

Seventeen new projects that will harness research and innovation excellence to boost local growth have been given early stage investment from UKRI’s Strength in Places Fund. Covering a wide range of innovative sectors including healthcare, cyber security, construction and clean energy, the projects will also tackle some of the biggest challenges facing the UK today.…
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17th August 2020 0

Quest to improve battery performance leads to discovery of rare glassy metal

Materials scientists scrutinizing the first few moments of battery recharging encountered an astonishing entity. Their discovery defied expectations, logic and experience. More importantly, it may open the door to better batteries, faster catalysts and other materials science leaps. Scientists from Idaho National Laboratory and University of California San Diego investigated the earliest stages of lithium…
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7th August 2020 0

‘Under the Hood’ in Batteries to Push for Next-Gen Performance

Source: Technique adapted at Berkeley Lab X-ray facility finds growing use for next-gen battery R&D. From next-gen smartphones to longer-range electric cars and an improved power grid, better batteries are driving tech innovation. And to push batteries beyond their present-day performance, researchers want to see “under the hood” to learn how the individual ingredients of…
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20th April 2020 0

Organic Battery Breakthrough Makes Lithium-Ion Batteries More Environmentally Friendly

York University researchers have discovered a way to make Lithium-powered batteries more environmentally friendly while retaining performance, stability and storage capacity. Their latest breakthrough is the creation of a new carbon-based organic molecule that can replace the cobalt now used in cathodes or positive electrodes in lithium-ion batteries. The new material addresses the shortcomings of…
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27th March 2020 0