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As the demand for batteries is expected to rise dramatically, many start-ups hope to gain potential market share of the battery economy.
Date: 07/20/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries
MIT researchers say they have found a way to create batteries that can offer up to three times the energy density of current batteries, while being much lighter.
Date: 04/14/2010
Type: News
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
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
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
The next generation of batteries is a sustainable, safe, high-energy battery.
Date: 05/21/2009
Type: Video
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 at Stanford and Hanyang University are developing silicon nanotube electrodes that could significantly increase charge capacity of lithium-ion batteries.
Date: 09/23/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries, Transportation
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
Quallion is asking for DOE grant money to produce lithium-ion batteries to power commercial trucks while idling. The company hopes to use this product base to break into the rest of the electric vehicle market.
Date: 07/08/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries, Transportation

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