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Researchers at Uppsala University have created an environmentally benign battery using cellulose and salt. The technology is cheap, easy to manufacture, and rechargeable. The battery could be produced commercially within three years.
Date: 09/15/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries
Lithium-ion technology has received most the attention in energy storage technology, though several other battery chemistries show promise for large scale energy storage.
Date: 09/11/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Batteries
Governments and companies worldwide are investing heavily in advanced battery research to create an energy storage device that will make electric vehicles more adoptable.
Date: 08/27/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Batteries
Southern California Edison is seeking $65 million in grants for the biggest grid storage battery ever built. The battery system would store wind power generated during off peak times.
Date: 08/26/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries, Utilities
Energy storage systems are going to have a big role in the smart grid, so there needs to be a cheap energy storage mechanism.
Date: 08/14/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Batteries, Smart Grid
Researchers have found a way to boost the performance and number of usable cycles of lithium-ion batteries by making a new type of nanowire electrode.
Date: 08/14/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries
As electric vehicles accrue incentives and consumer popularity, there will be a lithium demand boom that needs to matched with supply increases.
Date: 08/13/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Batteries, Transportation
The Department of Energy has granted $9.5 million to create the nation's first lithium-ion battery recycling facility aimed at reducing electric vehicle waste and trying to prevent a dependence on foreign lithium.
Date: 08/12/2009
Type: Blog, News
Technologies: Batteries
A large amount of government money is going into battery research with a goal of ending US dependence on foreign oil.
Date: 08/10/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Batteries
Many auto companies have plug-in electric vehicles set to be sold in the coming years, but few cities are investing in electric charging stations.
Date: 08/06/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries, Transportation

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