Texas A&M University researchers have developed a new battery technology platform that is completely metal free, degradable, recyclable, non-toxic and safer across the board. The all-polypeptide organic radical battery composed of redox-active amino-acid macromolecules solves the problem of recyclability. The components of the new battery platform can be degraded on demand in acidic conditions to […]

Washington University in St. Louis scientists have developed a stable, anode-free sodium ion battery that is highly efficient, will be less expensive and is significantly smaller than a traditional lithium ion battery. At the moment for batteries lithium-ion is the best we have as far as energy density and convenience. The Washington University in St. […]

University of Utah chemical engineers have learned more about the nature of lithium-ion batteries that could lead to new batteries that recharge much faster. Perhaps the most frustrating limitation of owning an all-electric car is how long it takes to fully charge the battery. For a Tesla, for example, it takes about 40 minutes to […]

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers have identified a novel electrolyte that could be useful for next-generation lithium-ion batteries, increasing their power per weight without sacrificing the cycle life. Lithium-ion batteries have made possible the lightweight electronic devices whose portability we now take for granted, as well as the rapid expansion of electric vehicle production. […]

Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory researchers tried to make the case for prioritizing public policy to help move long-haul trucking from diesel to electric. The leading payoffs are being described as having huge gains in addressing the climate crisis and avoiding premature deaths due to local vehicular pollution, which disproportionately affects communities of color. Truck […]

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