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A new development in vanadium redox batteries from DOE's Pacific Northwest Regional Laboratory could make them a promising option for grid-scale energy storage.
Date: 03/17/2011
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries, Smart Grid
China’s market for energy storage is unique and may soon enter a new phase of rapid growth. This article discusses the major factors driving the energy storage push in China.
Date: 07/30/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Energy Storage, Smart Grid
Better technology and high battery costs have revived interest in hydrogen-fuel-cell vehicles.
Date: 10/09/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Transportation
IBM Research is investing resources into lithium metal-air batteries, which have a higher energy density than lithium-ion cells but are also highly reactive.
Date: 06/11/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries
The next generation of batteries is a sustainable, safe, high-energy battery.
Date: 05/21/2009
Type: Video
Technologies: Batteries
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
Chinese startup Wuhe is increasing the conductivity of lithium-iron phosphate by milling it into extremely fine nanoscale powders. This could cut battery-cell manufacturing costs by 10 percent.
Date: 07/12/2011
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries
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
Galen Stucky
Professor Galen Stucky's research group is developing an energy storage device for hybrid electric vehicles that combines the properties of batteries and capacitors into one technology.
Date: 11/29/2012
Type: News
Nissan and EnerDel have supported research at Argonne National Lab to develop a new electrolyte for auto batteries.
Date: 07/30/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries

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