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Battery developer Eos Energy Storage claims to have solved key problems holding back a battery technology that could revolutionize grid energy storage. If the company is right, its zinc-air batteries will be able to store energy for half the cost compared to natural gas.
Date: 01/04/2012
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
By layering graphene sheets and silicon, researchers have developed an anode with storage capacity and recharge rates 10x higher than traditional Li-ion batteries.
Date: 11/14/2011
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries, Energy Storage
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
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
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
Adding a coating of graphene or carbon nanotubes is showing promise for improving the energy density of traditional ultracapacitors and may have applications for the lithium-ion battery market as well.
Date: 10/06/2011
Type: News
Berkeley researches engineer a new, stretchy, conductive polymer binder that may increase the capacity of lithium ion batteries by 30% at low cost.
Date: 09/30/2011
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries
Scientists at UC Berkeley have discovered a new, polyfluorene-based conducting polymer that may lead to the use of silicon within lithium-ion batteries, which could mean low-cost batteries with 10 times the amount of energy storage.
Date: 09/23/2011
Technologies: Batteries
MicroGen Systems is developing low-cost, energy-harvesting chips that convert mechanical energy into electricity from environmental vibrations
Date: 08/25/2011
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries

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