Monash Energy Institute has created a longer-lasting, lighter, more sustainable rival to the lithium-ion batteries simply by adding sugar. The new battery performance level is essential for aviation, electric vehicles and submarines. The Monash team, assisted by CSIRO Manufacturing, report in Nature Communications that using a glucose-based additive on the positive electrode they have managed […]

An Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) Graduate University new study has put lithium sulfur batteries one step closer to becoming readily available. Rechargeable lithium sulfur batteries are promising candidates to sustainably meet the world’s energy demands. Rechargeable batteries are a necessity to meet the world’s growing energy demands in a sustainable fashion. But […]

Texas A&M University researchers have developed a new battery technology platform that is completely metal free, degradable, recyclable, non-toxic and safer across the board. The all-polypeptide organic radical battery composed of redox-active amino-acid macromolecules solves the problem of recyclability. The components of the new battery platform can be degraded on demand in acidic conditions to […]

Washington University in St. Louis scientists have developed a stable, anode-free sodium ion battery that is highly efficient, will be less expensive and is significantly smaller than a traditional lithium ion battery. At the moment for batteries lithium-ion is the best we have as far as energy density and convenience. The Washington University in St. […]

University of Utah chemical engineers have learned more about the nature of lithium-ion batteries that could lead to new batteries that recharge much faster. Perhaps the most frustrating limitation of owning an all-electric car is how long it takes to fully charge the battery. For a Tesla, for example, it takes about 40 minutes to […]

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