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Energy Storage

Batteries, fuel cells, capacitors, etc

Hybrid Compressed Air Car

Written by , on September 16, 2014

Peugeot is turning to hybrid compressed air technology to address the biggest barrier to customers buying electric cars and plug-in hybrids – the cost. The company believes that this simple but effective technology could be added to a wide variety of engines for a small price premium and boost economy significantly. The Peugeot 2008 Hybrid Air prototype […]  Read more »

Used Cigarete Butts Make Better Supercapacitors

Written by , on August 30, 2014

A group of scientists reported that a material made from used cigarette butts has superior performance compared to commercially available carbon, graphene and carbon nanotubes.  Read more »

1,600 kilometres on a Single Battery Charge

Written by , on August 23, 2014

An electric car capable of driving 1,600 kilometres on a single charge has been demonstrated in Quebec.  Read more »

Written by , on July 30, 2014

Researchers at Stanford University report that they have taken a big step toward accomplishing what battery designers have been trying to do for decades – a pure lithium anode.  Read more »

Safe Hydrogen Fuel Using Ammonia

Written by , on July 16, 2014

A new discovery may be a solution to the challenges of safe storage and cost of the infrastructure of hydrogen as a fuel.  Read more »

Power Storage in Copper Wire

Written by , on July 12, 2014

Researchers at the University of Central Florida have developed a way to both transmit and store electricity in a single lightweight copper wire.  Read more »

Energy Storage Using Gravel

Written by , on June 18, 2014

A British company is developing a system for grid-scale energy storage using tanks that are filled with gravel.   Read more »

Li-ion Batteries Last Three Times Longer with SiO2 Anode

Written by , on May 29, 2014

Researchers at the University of California have developed a new way to make lithium-ion batteries, using a common material, that will last three times longer between charges compared to the current industry standard.  Read more »

Dual-carbon Battery – Safer, Longer Life & Charges Faster

Written by , on May 15, 2014

The Japanese company Power Japan Plus has announced that it has development a carbon battery that can be charged 20 times faster than an ordinary lithium-ion cell, is cheap to manufacture, safe and environmentally friendly. The company says that it is planning to mass-produce its “dual-carbon” battery which would be ideal to improve the range and charging times of electric cars.  Read more »

Energy Dense “Biobattery” Runs on Sugar

Written by , on March 18, 2014

A research team at Virginia Tech university, led by Professor Y.H. Percival Zhang, has developed a sugar-powered fuel cell that stores ten times as much energy as the equivalent-size lithium-ion battery. The new sugar-powered cell has an energy density an order of magnitude higher than previous “”biobatteries” – allowing it to run longer before needing to […]  Read more »