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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
Utility Xcel Energy reports that a huge battery has worked effectively in smoothing out variable wind power, signaling how pockets of energy storage can help create a cleaner grid.
Date: 08/04/2010
Type: Article, News
Planar Energy has developed a printing method for solid-state lithium-ion batteries that could improve the stability and lifetime of batteries used in electric vehicles.
Date: 07/20/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Batteries, Transportation
In a push for jobs, Obama touts the benefits of developing US manufacturing prowess in new batteries for next-generation electric plug-in vehicles.
Date: 07/17/2010
Type: News
In this video, experts talk about the research and development behind lithium-air battery technology and why they feel it may represent the future of energy storage for electric vehicles.
Date: 07/08/2010
Type: Video
Technologies: Batteries
Washington State University researchers used super-high pressures to create a compact, never-before-seen material capable of storing vast amounts of energy.
Date: 07/05/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries, Energy Storage
Battery breakthroughs could lower costs and improve performance for electric vehicles and renewable energy storage, but commercializing these new technologies will be challenging.
Date: 06/29/2010
Technologies: Batteries
Although they are 10 years away from commercial scale use, the lithium-air batteries that GM is developing could provide yield output per charge that matches or exceeds that of a traditional petroleum-fueled cars--more than 10 times that of current lithium-ion cells.
Date: 06/23/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries, Transportation
Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have developed a method for quickly and cheaply mass-producing graphene, a carbon material that could improve the efficiency of energy storage.
Date: 06/22/2010
Type: Article
Researchers at MIT have developed a new lithium-ion battery technology using a positive electrode made of carbon nanotubes. The large surface area and porous structure of the nanotubes give the new battery high energy capacity and power.
Date: 06/21/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Batteries, Materials

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