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Wildcat Discovery Technologies' combinatorial chemistry tools give the company the capability to rapidly synthesize inorganic materials. A recent synthesis lead to the discovery of a new rechargeable battery material, which they claim can improve battery performance by 25 to 65 percent.
Date: 03/14/2011
Type: Article
Technologies: Batteries
energy storage
A new development in vanadium redox batteries from DOE's Pacific Northwest Regional Laboratory could make them a promising option for grid-scale energy storage.
Date: 03/17/2011
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries, Smart Grid
Chinese startup Wuhe is increasing the conductivity of lithium-iron phosphate by milling it into extremely fine nanoscale powders. This could cut battery-cell manufacturing costs by 10 percent.
Date: 07/12/2011
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries
The ambitious Austin, TX-based Pecan Street project is piloting a number of green neighborhood technologies, but the real challenge will be getting these systems to talk to each other to reduce energy consumption and peak loads.
Date: 10/11/2011
Type: News
An EV battery housing made from fiber composite is 25% lighter than a traditional metal casing, paving the way for more efficient electric cars.
Date: 10/20/2011
Type: News
Researchers have developed an anode made of titanium dioxide nanotubes that, remarkably, improves battery performance over time by self-orienting after cycling.
Date: 11/03/2011
Type: News
Aquion Energy
Aquion Energy hopes to bring electricity to developing nations across the globe without using the grid.
Date: 02/28/2012
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries
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
China’s market for energy storage is unique and may soon enter a new phase of rapid growth. This article discusses the major factors driving the energy storage push in China.
Date: 07/30/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Energy Storage, Smart Grid
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

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