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The Department of Energy is issuing grants to build a battery infrastructure in the United States to prevent a dependence on foreign-made batteries in the coming decades.
Date: 07/27/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries
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
Many auto companies have plug-in electric vehicles set to be sold in the coming years, but few cities are investing in electric charging stations.
Date: 08/06/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries, Transportation
A large amount of government money is going into battery research with a goal of ending US dependence on foreign oil.
Date: 08/10/2009
Type: Blog
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
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
Energy storage systems are going to have a big role in the smart grid, so there needs to be a cheap energy storage mechanism.
Date: 08/14/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Batteries, Smart Grid
Venture capital dollar spending seems to point to lithium-ion batteries coupled with ultracapacitors being the major technologies for energy storage applications.
Date: 09/29/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Batteries, Energy Storage
Bringing solar power to developing countries is a function of financing the projects, ensuring sufficient revenue to periodically replace batteries, and promoting energy efficiency, as costs will skyrocket if communities use the electricity to power inefficient appliances.
Date: 10/28/2009
Type: Blog
Discovery by a UCSD professor and graduate student may lead to smaller batteries with more power and run time.
Date: 11/22/2009
Type: News

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