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Gravity Power's GPM energy storage system
Start-up Gravity Power has developed a new, high-efficiency method for storing energy that uses gravity to pump pistons in deep, water-filled shafts in the earth.
Date: 01/19/2011
Type: Blog
Technologies: Energy Storage, Utilities
Taiwan’s Industrial Technology Research Institute has come up with a way to shut down a sizzling lithium battery. Notebooks and cell phones containing the technology maybe released next year with cars to follow.
Date: 11/13/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries, Energy Storage
Startup General Compression has been awarded a DOE grant for their compressed air energy storage project.
Date: 07/20/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Energy Storage
AES batteries
Power company AES is in the process of scaling up its lithium-ion grid battery projects to a commercial size, and by the third quarter of this year, plans to start operating a 32 MW lithium-ion battery project in West Virginia.
Date: 05/06/2011
Type: Blog
Technologies: Energy Storage
CalCharge, a group which includes Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, looks to boost the pace of innovation in battery storage technology through the type of networking and collaboration common in Silicon Valley.
Date: 05/30/2012
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries, Energy Storage
Crumpled sheets of graphene.
New graphene ultracapacitors have five times the energy density of current commercial devices, thanks to the increased surface area of the "crumpled" graphene nanomaterial.
Date: 12/08/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Materials, Energy Storage
The Department of Energy announced $106M today in funding for 37 experimental projects that could radically change the ways that we think of alternative energy.
Date: 04/30/2010
Type: News
A marine sponge that produces silicon dioxide fibers.
Ever wonder about Daniel Morse's work? He and his colleagues develop biologically-inspired, nanostructured semiconductors modeled after sea sponges. Learn the basics!
Date: 07/02/2012
Type: News
Technologies: 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
EnerDel develops cutting-edge lithium-ion batteries as engineers figure out how to mass-produce them for today’s hybrid and electric vehicles.
Date: 03/17/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Batteries, Energy Storage

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