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Energy Storage

Batteries, fuel cells, capacitors, etc


New Material Releases Stored Heat on Demand

Written by , on July 20, 2015

Researchers at the University of Tokyo have discovered a new type of ceramic material which stores heat energy for a prolonged period and releases the stored heat energy on demand by application of weak pressure.  Read more »

MIT Researcher Claims Breakthrough in Battery Manufacturing

Written by , on June 29, 2015

Yet-Ming Chiang has developed a new process which he says will cut cut the cost of production by a factor of 10 and halve the cost of the batteries.  Read more »

Flexible, Stretchable Battery

Written by , on June 12, 2015

A team of engineers at Arizona State University and Jinan University in China have redesigned the lithium-ion battery to fold, expand and contract, allowing it to stretch and expand to more than 150% of its compacted size even when being used. The new design uses an extremely common battery and overcomes the tendency for the […]  Read more »

“Refrigeration Battery” Can Cut Commercial Energy Use

Written by , on May 6, 2015

A “refrigeration battery”, which stores cooling for later use, can cut peak electricity demand by as much 40%.  Read more »

Hybrid Supercapacitors Promise Large Storage and Fast Charging

Written by , on April 20, 2015

Scientists at UCLA have developed hybrid supercapacitors that can store as much charge as a lead acid battery, yet can be recharged in seconds compared with hours for conventional batteries.  Read more »

Aluminium Battery – Safer & Cheaper Than Lithium

Written by , on April 7, 2015

Stanford University scientists have developed the first high-performance aluminum-ion battery that’s fast-charging, long-lasting and inexpensive.   Read more »

Packing Peanuts Provide Power

Written by , on March 30, 2015

Scientists have developed a heating process that converts the “peanuts” used for packaging into carbon anodes for lithium batteries.
As well as eliminating waste, the technique produces batteries that recharge much faster because the carbon anodes are only a tenth as thick as their commercially available counterparts.  Read more »

Atmospheric CO2 Used for Energy Storage Products

Written by , on December 20, 2014

Researchers at Oregon State University have discovered a new way to take some of the atmospheric carbon dioxide that’s causing the greenhouse effect and use it to make an advanced, high-value material for use in energy storage products.  Read more »

Combined Solar Cell and Battery

Written by , on October 21, 2014

Researchers at Ohio State University have reported that they have succeeded in combining a battery and a solar cell into one hybrid device.  Read more »

Domestic Energy Storage using Phase Changes in Paraffin

Written by , on October 20, 2014

Researchers from Spain’s Universidad del Pais Vasco and Euskal Herriko Uniberstitatea have developed a compact heat storage system which uses phase changes in a type of paraffin to store the heat energy.  Read more »