A Virginia Tech research team has developed an organic biobattery based on sugar and has an unmatched energy density.  The development that could replace conventional batteries with ones those are cheaper, refillable, and biodegradable. Y.H. Percival Zhang, an associate professor of biological systems engineering in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the College […]

Research engineers at the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center at the University of Illinois (UI) find wood biochar supercapacitors can produce as much power as today’s activated-carbon supercapacitors at a fraction of the cost.  The report noted that the wood bio-char would be sourced from forest products waste, an environmentally friendly source to make power storage. […]

A research team led by Professor Dan Li of the Department of Materials Engineering at Monash University in Australia has developed a completely new strategy to engineer graphene-based supercapacitors.  The Monash University researchers have brought next generation energy storage closer with an engineering first – a graphene-based device that is compact, yet lasts as long […]

Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University have designed a low-cost, long-life battery that might make solar and wind energy major suppliers to the electrical grid. An electrical grid’s tolerate of large and sudden power fluctuations from wide swings in sunlight and wind power sources is a […]

Fraunhofer scientists have recently made an important breakthrough with their development of an improved Redox Flow Battery.  Over the area of a half square meter, a bit over 4.5 square feet, the new redox stack battery holds 25-kilo watts. The Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety and Energy Technology UMSICHT in Oberhausen, Germany is intensely motivated.  […]

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