Could a glow-in-the-dark dye be the next advancement in energy storage technology? University at Buffalo scientists think so. They have identified a fluorescent dye called BODIPY as an ideal material for stockpiling energy in rechargeable, liquid-based batteries that could one day power cars and homes. BODIPY – short for boron-dipyrromethene – shines brightly in the […]

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.  […]

Sandia researchers have developed a new family of liquid salt electrolytes (metal-based ionic liquids or MetILs) that could lead to new flow batteries able to cost-effectively store three times more energy than today’s batteries. To start, a flow battery or accurately a Redox Flow Battery (RFB) is a type of rechargeable electrochemical system that relies […]

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