Category: research

Sodium-based battery could enable cheap mass storage for renewable energy – E&T Magazine

A new class of molten sodium batteries for grid-scale electricity storage have been developed by researchers at Sandia National Laboratories in New Mexico, USA. While molten sodium batteries have been used for many years to store energy from renewable sources such as solar panels and wind turbines, commercially available molten sodium batteries, called sodium-sulphur batteries,…
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23rd July 2021 0

North East leading universities team up with Britishvolt to explore R&D and education collaborations

Britishvolt, the leading UK battery cell technology specialist, enters into an MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) with Durham University, Newcastle University & Northumbria University Universities to provide research and educational support, as well as enhancing the  innovation capabilities of Britishvolt Britishvolt remains on-track to start production of world-class, lithium-ion batteries for automotive applications by the end of…
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2nd June 2021 0

Harvard researchers design long-lasting, stable, solid-state lithium battery to fix 40-year problem

Long-lasting, quick-charging batteries are essential to the expansion of the electric vehicle market, but today’s lithium-ion batteries fall short of what’s needed — they’re too heavy, too expensive and take too long to charge. For decades, researchers have tried to harness the potential of solid-state, lithium-metal batteries, which hold substantially more energy in the same…
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24th May 2021 0

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