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Liquid battery could lead to flexible energy storage

Liquid battery could lead to flexible energy storage

Aug 15, 2018 United Kingdom
A new type of energy storage system could revolutionise energy storage and drop the charging time of electric cars from hours to seconds.
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Webinar 23 August - New supercapacitor materials enable  new markets

Webinar 23 August - New supercapacitor materials enable new markets

Aug 14, 2018 Worldwide
IDTechEx will be hosting a free webinar on Thursday 23 August titled New Supercapacitor Materials Enable Huge New Markets.
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Smart cement mixtures could turn buildings into batteries

Smart cement mixtures could turn buildings into batteries

Aug 13, 2018 United Kingdom
Buildings, bridges, street lamps and even curb-stones could be turned into cheap batteries with the discovery of new cement mixtures. Researchers have created a new smart cement mixture that is able to store electrical energy and can monitor its own structural health.
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Tech accelerates hydrogen vehicle future

Tech accelerates hydrogen vehicle future

Aug 10, 2018 Australia
This technology will pave the way for bulk hydrogen to be transported in the form of ammonia, using existing infrastructure, and then reconverted back to hydrogen at the point of use. It has the potential to fill the gap in the technology chain to supply fuel cell vehicles around the world with low-emissions hydrogen sourced from Australia.
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Old mining techniques make a new way to recycle lithium batteries

Old mining techniques make a new way to recycle lithium batteries

Aug 9, 2018 United States
Professor's idea to adapt 20th century mining technology to recycle lithium ion batteries, from the small ones in cell phones to the multi-kilowatt models that power electric cars, the same technologies used to separate metal from ore could be applied to spent batteries.
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Daimler increases transparency in the raw material supply chain

Daimler increases transparency in the raw material supply chain

Aug 7, 2018 Germany
The common goals are clear: certifiable standards, safe origins and transparency in the procurement of high-risk raw materials and a tangible improvement in the working and living conditions of people locally. By joining, Daimler AG is expanding its broad commitment to initiatives and is actively promoting greater transparency in global raw material supply chains.
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Sharp SmartStorage Energy Storage System Plus Solar installed ILM Tool

Sharp SmartStorage Energy Storage System Plus Solar installed ILM Tool

Aug 7, 2018 United States
Sharp Electronics Corporation's Energy Systems and Services Group announced today that its behind-the-meter SmartStorage energy storage solution was selected to be installed at ILM Tool's 25,000-square-foot machine shop to help offset its growing peak demand usage.
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Nissan to sell electric battery business to Envision Group

Nissan to sell electric battery business to Envision Group

Aug 6, 2018 Japan
Nissan Motor Co. Ltd announced it has entered into a definitive agreement with Envision Group for the sale of Nissan's electric battery operations and production facilities to Envision.
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Laser-scribed disordered graphene improves sodium-ion batteries

Laser-scribed disordered graphene improves sodium-ion batteries

Aug 3, 2018 Saudi Arabia
Sodium-ion batteries have potential to replace the currently used lithium-ion batteries by using the cheaper (less than a thirtieth of the cost of lithium) and more abundant sodium resource. This has particular potential in Saudi Arabia, where sodium is readily available and easily extracted as a byproduct of water desalination, a significant source of potable water in the country.
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Lead acid battery alternatives set to become big business

Lead acid battery alternatives set to become big business

Aug 2, 2018 Worldwide
Cleantech Hub reports that a mere 13% of lead acid batteries are recycled in Nigeria. Yet there is a mini-grid revolution about to take off in Nigeria, such as the World Bank and the Rural Electrification Agency $350 million project as well as other investments into the sector, driving more batteries.
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Nidec Industrial Solutions world leader in energy storage

Nidec Industrial Solutions world leader in energy storage

Jul 26, 2018 Italy
Nidec Industrial Solutions has, for the fifth consecutive year, confirmed its standing as the world's leading supplier in the energy storage market.
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IDTechEx TVThis flexible li-ion battery can be bent up to 10000 times

This flexible li-ion battery can be bent up to 10000 times

Jul 26, 2018
Flexible Lithium Polymer Battery Technologies with new form factors, wearables, and future devices cannot be achieved with traditional batteries.
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World's fastest charging battery

World's fastest charging battery

Jul 25, 2018 Australia
The University of Adelaide's newest Ramsay Fellow, Dr James Quach, will harness the unique properties of quantum mechanics with the aim of building the world's first quantum battery, a new super battery with the potential for instantaneous charging.
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New way to store wind and solar electricity on a large scale

New way to store wind and solar electricity on a large scale

Jul 23, 2018 United States
A new combination of materials may aid in developing a rechargeable battery able to store the large amounts of renewable power created through wind or solar sources. With further development, the new technology could deliver energy to the electric grid quickly, cost effectively and at normal ambient temperatures.
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Flexible micro-batteries developed for smart wearable electronics

Flexible micro-batteries developed for smart wearable electronics

Jul 23, 2018 China
Chinese scientists have developed flexible micro-batteries with high energy density and steady performance under extraordinary high-temperature.
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Audi and Hyundai cooperation on fuel cell technology

Audi and Hyundai cooperation on fuel cell technology

Jul 20, 2018 Korea
AUDI AG and Hyundai Motor Group are driving the development of fuel cell technology. The two companies plan to cross-license patents and grant access to non-competitive components.
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Solar supercapacitor for wearables

Solar supercapacitor for wearables

Jul 19, 2018 United Kingdom
A new form of solar-powered supercapacitor could help make future wearable technologies lighter and more energy-efficient, scientists say.‌
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Volta Energy Technologies announces investment in Conamix

Volta Energy Technologies announces investment in Conamix

Jul 19, 2018 United States
Volta Energy Technologies is investing in Conamix, a technology startup based in Ithaca, New York. Conamix has developed a breakthrough material and process for creating low-cost, high-energy, and cobalt-free electrode materials for lithium-based batteries.
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Compact and flexible supercapacitor developed

Compact and flexible supercapacitor developed

Jul 18, 2018 India
A lightweight, compact and efficient supercapacitor printed on a flexible plastic sheet has been developed by researchers.
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First hydrogen fuel cell vessel in the United States

First hydrogen fuel cell vessel in the United States

Jul 16, 2018 United States
Golden Gate Zero Emission Marine has been awarded a USD 3 to build the first hydrogen fuel cell vessel in the United States. The zero-emission vessel will be the first of its kind in the US, and will highlight the advantages of hydrogen fuel cells for the commercial maritime sector.
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Corvus Energy to expand production in response to high demand

Corvus Energy to expand production in response to high demand

Jul 16, 2018 Norway
Corvus Energy is pleased to announce two production and R&D expansion plans underway in Canada and Norway. The new battery factories will be more modern and more automated than other similar factories, result in eight times the production capacity compared to today.