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Piotrek and CSIRO to make next-gen lithium batteries for global market

September 12, 2019

A new partnership between Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, and Japanese specialist chemical manufacturer, Piotrek, will see Australian-developed…
Optimize, not Oversize

September 1, 2019

New PNNL report shows utilities not ready to capitalize on energy storage benefits. Most people don’t really think…
Study Identifies Main Culprit Behind Lithium Metal Battery Failure

August 22, 2019

A research team led by the University of California San Diego has discovered the root cause of why…
Illustration of detergent-like ionic liquids on an electrode surface. Image credit: Xianwen Mao/Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Supercapacitors turbocharged by laxatives

August 14, 2019

An international team of scientists, including a professor of chemistry from the University of Bristol, has worked out…
Materials for a more sustainable future

August 13, 2019

On the second floor of the Chemistry 1958 building, just above the general chemistry labs, the Mallouk research…
ECO COM’BAT opens up new approach to enhance sustainability of high-voltage batteries

August 4, 2019

Electromobility sets challenging requirements for new high-performance batteries – cruising range, life span, safety, or charging times, to…
A high-performance battery for renewable energy storage

July 26, 2019

A low-cost, high-performance battery chemistry developed by University of Colorado Boulder researchers could one day lead to scalable…
‘Robotic Blood’ Powers and Propels Synthetic Lionfish

July 15, 2019

Biology is full of highly complex systems that scientists have long studied in an attempt to mimic their…
No more trial-and-error when choosing an electrolyte for metal-air batteries

July 11, 2019

Metal-air batteries have been pursued as a successor to lithium-ion batteries due to their exceptional gravimetric energy densities.…
Scientists Design Organic Cathode for High Performance Batteries

June 4, 2019

The new, sulfur-based material is more energy-dense, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly than traditional cathodes in lithium batteries. Researchers…
Fungal batteries will store alternative energy

May 28, 2019

Researchers from DTU Bioengineering and Aalborg University have joined the quest to find mould fungi that are particularly good at producing pigments—quinones—which…
Engineered bacteria could be missing link in energy storage

May 22, 2019

One of the big issues with sustainable energy systems is how to store electricity that’s generated from wind,…
Ben Ollis: Microgrids for a resilient power system

May 20, 2019

While learning the ins and outs of utility operations as a part-time dispatcher during college, Ben Ollis coped…
Assessing battery performance: Compared to what?

May 10, 2019

Multi-organizational team seeks to level the field in Li-ion battery research. Scientists must often ask themselves, compared to…
New North Sea wind adventure could make Denmark a green leader

April 30, 2019

A new development project involving several Danish businesses aims to deliver the right technologies and services for the…
Takes a licking and keeps on storing

April 24, 2019

Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis made an energy storage device that can withstand a hammer striking…
Advances point the way to smaller, safer batteries

March 18, 2019

People don’t ask too much from batteries: Deliver energy when it’s needed and for as long as it…
Cause of Cathode Degradation Identified for Nickel-rich Materials

March 18, 2019

Combination of research methods reveals causes of capacity fading, giving scientists better insight to design advanced batteries for…
LLNL researchers launch collaboration with communities improve clean energy

March 14, 2019

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) recently launched a new initiative focused on sharing solutions developed at the Lab…
Proton transport ‘highway’ may pave way to better high-power batteries

January 31, 2019

Researchers at Oregon State University have found that a chemical mechanism first described more than two centuries ago…
Rocks of the North Sea could be used to store renewable energy

January 25, 2019

Renewable power is great. Wind, tide and river energy can be harnessed quite effectively these days, but there…
Cartilage could be key to safe ‘structural batteries’

January 14, 2019

Your knees and your smartphone battery have some surprisingly similar needs, a University of Michigan professor has discovered,…
“Sun in a box” would store renewable energy for the grid

December 10, 2018

MIT engineers have come up with a conceptual design for a system to store renewable energy, such as…
Scientists made a small step closer to new generation of aluminium-ion batteries

December 5, 2018

We are moving closer to the battery-powered future. There are more and more cars on the road that…
ORNL researchers used surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy, or SERS, from a gold nanoparticle monolayer, which is capable of depicting the solvation structure of cations in electrolytes near the solid–liquid interface in a lithium-ion battery. The nanogap SERS provides a unique, high-sensitive platform for studying the solvation structure and ion transport in a wide category of electrolyte systems at electrified interfaces. Credit: Guang Yang/Oak Ridge National Laboratory, U.S. Dept. of Energy
Batteries—Solid-liquid interface

December 4, 2018

By studying the inner workings of lithium-ion batteries, Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers have developed a highly sensitive…
World’s first solar-powered mini-grids with hydrogen storage for Uganda

December 4, 2018

Engineers from the University of Southampton is part of a consortium funded by the Belgian Government to deploy…
Modernizing the power grid through the innovative solar project

December 3, 2018

The Case School of Engineering and the Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University…
Faster-charging, safer batteries

November 29, 2018

Imagine a world where cell phones and laptops can be charged in a matter of minutes instead of…
Chemistry professor’s research shocking the battery field

November 6, 2018

Every year, Apple unveils a new iPhone complete with a longer-lasting battery. In the newest model, Apple touts…
Team achieves record performance for 3D-printed graphene aerogel supercapacitors

November 3, 2018

Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) have created 3D-printed…
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