A joint research team from Tohoku University and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) has made a significant advancement towards high-voltage metal-free lithium-ion batteries that use a small organic molecule, croconic acid. The breakthrough moves us closer to realizing metal-free, high-energy, and inexpensive lithium-ion batteries. Organic, metal free, high-energy batteries may be a pathway […]

Brookhaven National Laboratory scientists have synthesized a new cathode material from iron fluoride that surpasses the capacity limits of traditional lithium-ion batteries. Scientists are searching for ways to improve lithium-ion batteries, the most common type of battery found in home electronics and a promising solution for grid-scale energy storage. Increasing the energy density of lithium-ion […]

Researchers at Lomonosov Moscow State University have developed a lithium ion battery cathode material with a very high charge rate getting down to 90 seconds while retaining more than 75% of the initial capacity. The team also believes the discovery may stimulate the development of batteries where expensive lithium could be replaced with cheaper potassium. […]

GM’s CEO Dan Akerson said Thursday the small battery company Envia backed in part by General Motors is working on breakthrough technology that could power an electric car 100 or even 200 miles on a single charge in the next two-to-four years. Envia has developed a cathode material based on inexpensive metals (including manganese) that […]