Argonne National Laboratory scientists have built and tested for a thousand cycles a new lithium-air battery design. The new design could one day power cars, domestic airplanes, long-haul trucks and more. That’s because the energy storage capacity greatly surpasses that possible with lithium-ion batteries. Many owners of electric cars have wished for a battery pack […]

Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) has offered a new technique called Underground Gravity Energy Storage that turns decommissioned mines into long-term energy storage solutions. Renewable energy sources are central to the energy transition toward a more sustainable future. However, as sources like sunshine and wind are inherently variable and inconsistent, finding […]

Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST) scientists have discovered a new catalyst material’s ability to significantly improve lithium-sulfur battery life, opening doors to their near-future practical commercial realization. Lithium-sulfur batteries, given their light weight and theoretical high capacities, are a promising alternative to conventional lithium-ion batteries for large-scale energy storage systems, drones, electric vehicles, […]

Georgia Institute of Technology researchers use a hybrid silica sol-gel material and self-assembled monolayers of a common fatty acid to develop a new capacitor dielectric material that provides an electrical energy storage capacity rivaling certain batteries, with both a high energy density and high power density. The press release asserts that if the material can […]

Stanford University scientists have created a new carbon material that significantly improves the performance of batteries and supercapacitors. Zhenan Bao, the senior author of the study and a professor of chemical engineering at Stanford said, “We have developed a ‘designer carbon’ that is both versatile and controllable. Our study shows that this material has exceptional […]

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