Category: testing

26th March 2020 | Silverstone

More Powerful Batteries Possible With MIT’s New Electrode Design

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 February 2020 0

Ultrasound Device Improves Lithium Battery Capacity and Charge Time

The device brings lithium metal batteries one step closer to commercial viability. Researchers at the University of California San Diego developed an ultrasound-emitting device that brings lithium metal batteries, or LMBs, one step closer to commercial viability. Although the research team focused on LMBs, the device can be used in any battery, regardless of chemistry.…
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25th February 2020 0

Three Innovations To Upend The Energy Storage Market

The battery craze isn’t really about batteries at all. It’s about something far grander than a battery, which is simply a conduit to a much bigger story.  Batteries are like the internet without Wifi.  The holy grail is energy storage.  And while perpetually bigger batteries themselves have emerged as the dominant solution to our energy…
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24th February 2020 0

Plastic batteries that won’t catch fire set for mass production

Sanyo Chemical unit to start a new factory in Japan next year KYOTO — Japan’s Sanyo Chemical Industries aims to begin mass production next year of a new, fire-resistant type of rechargeable battery made almost entirely of plastic. A 15 billion yen ($136 million) factory for the new batteries is slated to begin operation in…
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21st February 2020 0

Estimating The Carbon Footprint Of Utility-Scale Battery Storage

Since the turn of the century, there has been a global explosion in the production of renewable power. According to the 2018 BP Statistical Review of World Energy, global renewable energy production in 2000 was 218 Terawatt-hours (TWh). By 2018, that number had reached 2,480 TWh, with average annual growth over the past decade averaging…
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19th February 2020 0

Lithium-Sulfur Batteries Could Be Cheaper & More Energy Dense

Sales of new electric vehicles have been surging, but there are constraints around battery and vehicle production. New EVs have ranges of about 200-300 miles (322-483 km) or so. Potentially, lithium-sulfur batteries could expand EV ranges considerably and cost less because sulfur is a more abundant material than cobalt. Transportation is a major generator of…
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18th February 2020 0

GBatteries AI Technology Can Super Charge Batteries In 5 Minutes

One of the most challenging things about owning an electric vehicle (EV) is battery range, and just how long charging these batteries typically takes. A company based out of Ottawa, Canada, called GBatteries is trying to solve this charge time dilemma. GBatteries was started in 2014 to help accelerate the use of EVs by reducing…
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13th February 2020 0

The next generation of EV lithium-ion batteries — can Tesla go the distance?

Tesla leads the way when it comes to electric vehicle (EV) battery technology — offering the best balance of achievable vehicle travel distance (from a single charge), long-term battery life, charge time and cost. Here, we lift the lid on Tesla’s latest technologies and examine how its patent strategy helps it stay a few miles…
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12th February 2020 0

Fungal enzyme given catalytic role inside lithium–air battery

Metalloenzyme changes its structure in harmony with the pH of the battery, promoting oxygen reduction and evolution as required Including an enzyme in rechargeable lithium-air battery can improve the kinetics of internal reactions that previously limited the performance and durability of such electrochemical energy storage systems. This may nudge lithium-air batteries closer to powering electric…
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10th February 2020 0

Lincoln And Rivian To Collaborate On New Battery-Powered SUV

After months of speculation, Ford has finally revealed what it plans to collaborate on with Rivian Automotive as part of the auto maker’s original investment in the budding electric vehicle builder. Lincoln, Ford’s luxury brand, will work with the Plymouth, Michigan-based EV maker to develop a fully electric sport utility vehicle. Though tight-lipped about the…
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5th February 2020 0