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Advances in hybrid technology, such as batteries and electric motors, have made hybrid cars cheaper to manufacture. For this reason, automakers are turning to hybrids to comply with fuel-economy standards.
Date: 10/01/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Batteries
Two coalitions of companies are now making tiny, lightweight sensors that could make lithium-ion batteries smaller, cheaper, and safer. These sensors can be integrated into batteries and can help detect how much charge is left.
Date: 09/17/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Batteries, Transportation
Korean battery maker LG Chem is developing "cable batteries." Flexible batteries have been made before in the form of sheets, but these cable batteries are bendable in three dimensions. They could be integrated into headphones and woven into jewelry or textiles.
Date: 08/24/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Batteries
Researchers at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology have been developing a thin-film, bendable, lithium-ion battery that can be used in a variety of applications. Imagine flexible gadgets that can be powered by bending them.
Date: 08/14/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Batteries
CalCharge, a group which includes Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, looks to boost the pace of innovation in battery storage technology through the type of networking and collaboration common in Silicon Valley.
Date: 05/30/2012
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries, Energy Storage
Institute faculty member, Eric McFarland, is assisting CUNY Energy Institute in the development of a grid-scale battery storage project. This new battery uses nickel-zinc technology that is cheaper to produce and just as long-lasting as lithium-ion batteries.
Date: 05/24/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Batteries, Energy Storage
The demand for energy storage on the grid will grow to $113.5 billion and reach 184 GWh of capacity by 2017. Lux Research developed the "Grid Storage Demand Forecaster" to evaluate and compare opportunities and trends.
Date: 04/19/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Batteries, Smart Grid
U.K.-based startup Highview Power Storage offers super-cooled air as a cost-competitive way to store energy for the grid.
Date: 03/05/2012
Technologies: Batteries
Envia, a company funded by GM and the the U.S. government's Advanced Research Projects Agency for Energy, must overcome a few key issues with their newly developed, high capacity batteries which offer twice the capacity of batteries currently in electric vehicles.
Date: 03/01/2012
Technologies: Batteries
Institute for Energy Efficiency faculty member Dan Morse leads the development of a high-power, nanostructured battery with extraordinary capabilities.
Date: 02/28/2012
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries

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