University of Sydney researchers have found a solution for one of the biggest stumbling blocks of zinc-air batteries. Zinc-air batteries could overtake conventional lithium-ion batteries as the power source of choice in electronic devices. Zinc-air batteries operate with zinc metal and oxygen from the air. Due to the global abundance of zinc metal, these batteries […]

Argonne National Laboratory scientists have engineered a new material to be used in redox flow batteries. Redox flow batteries are particularly useful for storing electricity for the grid. The new material consists of carefully structured molecules designed to be particularly electrochemically stable in order to prevent the battery from losing energy to unwanted reactions. The […]

Michigan Technological University researchers have developed a new way to make surface-microporous 3-D graphene, which has a unique structure of mesopores and micropores, that could be made into a supercapacitor. The new process makes tiny dents in the surface of the graphene greatly enhancing its potential as a supercapacitor. Even better, it can be made […]

The battle to replace the lithium ion battery is on. The latest innovation is a new generation of manganese dioxide-zinc batteries with unprecedented cycle life and energy density. The market battle in the energy storage field has been to replace unsafe and expensive lithium-ion batteries with zinc-anode versions as zinc is cheap, abundant and much […]

University of Texas researchers and Seoul National University have designed a new manganese and sodium ion based material that might replace many lithium ion batteries. The new chemistry offers a potentially lower-cost, more eco-friendly option to energize next generation devices and electric cars. In the battle of the batteries, lithium-ion technology is the reigning champion, […]

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