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Startup Contour Energy Systems has come up with a way to make high-power, long-lasting batteries with fluorine ions instead of lithium.
Date: 08/05/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Batteries
Intelligent battery.
Researchers have delivered an Intelligent Battery system that gives users unprecedented real time information on the health and charge level of their batteries.
Date: 09/09/2010
Type: Article, News
Technologies: Batteries, Energy Storage
Thinergy thin-film battery
Infinite Power Solutions has developed a micro-energy cell (MEC) that the company claims is more energy efficient than other solid-state batteries on the market.
Date: 08/17/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries
New zinc battery technology shows promise for gridscale energy storage.
Date: 06/17/2011
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries
Researchers at Stanford University have developed a new, cost-effective electrode using nanomaterials that can withstand 40,000 charge cycles without losing much of its capacity.
Date: 11/22/2011
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
With new research into ultra-light lithium-air batteries, IBM hopes to achieve 500 miles on a single charge. The key breakthrough was an atomic level computer model that helped stabilize the battery's chemistry to increase its lifespan.
Date: 01/17/2012
Type: News
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
Hitachi America will bring its long life lead acid battery to the North American market to support the integration of solar and wind energy, and hybrid and electric vehicles into the power grid.
Date: 05/05/2010
Type: News
ReVolt has developed a zinc-air battery that can store three time the energy of lithium ion batteries and cost less. The company is currently working on making the batteries last for more charging cycles.
Date: 10/28/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries

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