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New research from the Georgia Institute of Technology suggests material could vastly improve performance of lithium-ion batteries for cars and electronics.
Date: 05/19/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries, Energy Storage
Nanowire anodes could let lithium-ion batteries in cars and laptops run twice as long.
Date: 11/06/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries, Energy Storage
A 9 cubic millimeter solar-powered sensor system developed at the University of Michigan is the smallest that can harvest energy from its surroundings to operate nearly perpetually.
Date: 02/09/2010
Type: News
Low-power phase-change memory bits are positioned between carbon-nanotubes.
A new type of nonvolatile memory based on carbon nanotubes requires one percent as much power as flash memory and could improve battery life in mobile devices.
Date: 03/11/2011
Type: Article
Technologies: Batteries
Researchers at Stanford and Hanyang University are developing silicon nanotube electrodes that could significantly increase charge capacity of lithium-ion batteries.
Date: 09/23/2009
Type: News
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 community energy storage pilot project using lithium ion batteries is set to go online by the middle of this year.
Date: 02/01/2010
Type: Blog
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
The next generation of batteries is a sustainable, safe, high-energy battery.
Date: 05/21/2009
Type: Video
Technologies: Batteries
Sanyo wants to build bigger lithium-ion batteries to store solar power, and EV battery maker Electrovaya targets grid storage for the Japanese market.
Date: 11/03/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries

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