#Battery

This Hawaiian island has demonstrated it can run on 100% renewable energy

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The Hawaiian 'garden island' of Kauai managed to hit 32 hours of 100% renewable energy over the last month. With a population of 70,000, Kauai hosts a mixed renewable energy portfolio. The island mixes both distributed and utility-scale solar panels, a state of the art biomass plant...

Nobel Prize In Chemistry – Scientists who created a rechargeable world awarded Nobel Prize

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Three pioneers of the lithium-ion battery revolution - John B Goodenough, M Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino - have been made Nobel laureates for developments that sparked a portable tech revolution. The three of them are responsible for the development of the now-ubiquitous lithium-ion battery. The development...

New tech harnesses energy by mixing freshwater and seawater

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Engineers at Stanford have created a new battery made from affordable and durable materials which can generate energy in places where salt and fresh waters mingle. The new tech could make coastal wastewater treatment plants - like the Hyperion Water Reclamation Plant in Los Angeles pictured above -...

Could Graphene Sponge helps lithium sulphur batteries reach their full potential

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A team of Engineers from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden has revealed a breakthrough in battery tech. The teams work focused on improving lithium-sulphur batteries and solving a number of issues with the existing technology. Their breakthrough is based on using a sponge-like gel within the battery cell....

Minute silicon particles set to boost lithium ion batteries capacity by 10x

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Chemical Engineers have taken a critical step in creating the next generation of silicon-based lithium-ion batteries. The team, working at the University of Alberta, have pioneered a new technique which could give a 10 times boost to the capacity of current cells by using Silicon to absorb and...

Honeycomb structures might be the key supercharging batteries

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Material Scientists have developed a new material to extend the life of the batteries up to 100 times. The new material, developed by a team from the University of Missouri, works by uses a unique “honeycomb” lattice structure that has some distinctive electronic properties. The projects lead Deepak...