Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory scientists have designed an affordable ‘flow battery’ membrane that could accelerate renewable energy for the electrical grid. The press release asks, “How do you store renewable energy so it’s there when you need it, even when the sun isn’t shining or the wind isn’t blowing?” Answering, “Giant batteries designed for the […]

Harvard’s John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences researchers have demonstrated a new organic molecule that outlives and outperforms its predecessors, offering the longest-lasting high-performance organic flow battery to date. Nicknamed the Methuselah quinone – after the longest-lived Biblical figure – this molecule could usefully store and release energy many tens of thousands […]

DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have announced a new organic aqueous flow battery, which uses inexpensive and readily available materials. Energy storage system owners could see significant savings from a new flow battery technology that costs about 60% less than today’s standard flow batteries. The organic aqueous flow battery, described in a paper published in the […]

Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers propose that an advanced manufacturing approach for lithium-ion batteries promises to significantly slash the cost of the most widely used type of rechargeable batteries while also improving their performance and making them easier to recycle. Researchers at MIT and at a spinoff company called 24M with a pilot manufacturing plant […]

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is announcing a new zinc-polyiodide redox flow battery that uses an electrolyte that has more than two times the energy density of the next-best flow battery and may exceed lithium-ion. The new zinc-polyiodide redox flow battery is described in the team’s paper published in Nature Communications. The zinc-polyiodide redox energy […]

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