University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign researchers show a technology that charges batteries for electronic devices could provide fresh water from seawater. Electricity running through a salt water-filled battery draws the salt ions out of the water. Illinois mechanical science and engineering professor Kyle Smith and graduate student Rylan Dmello’s work has been published in the […]






Purdue University research has suggested pollen carbon as a potential use for anodes in lithium-ion batteries. “Our findings have demonstrated that renewable pollens could produce carbon architectures for anode applications in energy storage devices,” said Vilas Pol, an associate professor in the School of Chemical Engineering and the School of Materials Engineering at Purdue University. […]






Solid-state electrolytes designed for lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) are emerging as a safer alternative to their more prevalent and sometimes flammable liquid-electrolyte counterparts. The problem in research is they don’t currently have as much conductivity. A new study has revealed promising results that could drastically boost the performance of solid-state electrolytes, and could potentially lead to […]






DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have announced a new organic aqueous flow battery, which uses inexpensive and readily available materials. Energy storage system owners could see significant savings from a new flow battery technology that costs about 60% less than today’s standard flow batteries. The organic aqueous flow battery, described in a paper published in the […]






A French team has announced a design and chemistry alternative technology to Lithium-ion for application in specific sectors. The researchers have developed the first battery using sodium ions in the usual “18650” format, an industry standard. The main advantage of the prototype is that it relies on sodium, an element far more abundant and less […]






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