Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory scientists have designed an affordable ‘flow battery’ membrane that could accelerate renewable energy for the electrical grid. The press release asks, “How do you store renewable energy so it’s there when you need it, even when the sun isn’t shining or the wind isn’t blowing?” Answering, “Giant batteries designed for the […]

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory scientists have uncovered a root cause of the growth of needle-like structures – known as dendrites and whiskers – that plague lithium batteries, sometimes causing a short circuit, failure, or even a fire. Such defects are a major factor holding back the batteries from even more widespread use and further improvement. […]

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT ) researchers now present a promising electrolyte class for calcium batteries that has the potential for replacing lithium-ion technology. Calcium-based batteries promise to reach a high energy density at low manufacturing costs. Using the electrolytes available today, however, has made it impossible so far to charge calcium batteries at room […]

Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… American Institute of Physics researchers have looked to lithium sulfur batteries because of sulfur’s high theoretical capacity and energy density to develop higher capacity batteries. Lithium ion batteries aren’t keeping up with energy demands from higher power electronic devices, electric vehicles and smart electric grids. To develop higher capacity batteries, researchers have looked to […]

Chalmers University of Technology and the National Institute of Chemistry, Slovenia have new concept for an aluminum battery has twice the energy density as previous versions, is made of abundant materials, and could lead to reduced production costs and environmental impact. The press release offers the idea that it has potential for large scale applications, […]

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