King Abdullah University of Science and Technology researchers have made a prototype of an anode-free, zinc-based battery that uses low-cost, naturally abundant materials. The research group has reported therir progress in in ACS’s Nano letters. Aqueous zinc-based batteries have been previously explored for grid-scale energy storage because of their safety and high energy density. In […]

Penn State engineers are looking at lithium iron phosphate batteries that have a range of 250 miles with the ability to charge in 10 minutes. Range anxiety, the fear of running out of power before being able to recharge an electric vehicle, may be a thing of the past. Chao-Yang Wang, William E. Diefenderfer Chair […]

Oregon State University researchers have developed a battery anode based on a new nanostructured alloy that could revolutionize the way energy storage devices are designed and manufactured. The zinc- and manganese-based alloy further opens the door to replacing solvents commonly used in battery electrolytes with something much safer and inexpensive, as well as abundant: seawater. […]

A Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), Tohoku University, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, and Nippon Institute of Technology experiment demonstrated that a clean electrolyte/electrode interface is key to realizing high-capacity solid-state lithium batteries. The findings may show the way for improved battery designs with increased capacity, stability, and safety for both […]

University of Warwick researchers in collaboration with Imperial College London, have found a way to enhance hybrid flow batteries and their commercial use. The new approach can store electricity in these batteries for very long durations for about a fifth the price of current technologies, with minimal location restraints and zero emissions. The researchers’ enhanced […]

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