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A listing of news items pertaining to Batteries.

This listing was commenced Dec. 15, 2009

2014

  • Featured: Batteries / Capacitors >
    Hemp-based supercapacitors could surpass graphene - A group of researchers headed by Professor David Mitlin has taken a second look at hemp after a decades-long ban on its cultivation. According to them, fibres from the plant can pack as much energy and power as graphene, which is considered as the model material for supercapacitors, but much cheaper. (PESWiki; August 21, 2014)
  • Dual Carbon Fast-Charging Battery - The Dual Carbon Battery developed by Power Japan Plus is balancing the energy storage equation of performance, cost, reliability and safety. (Free Energy Blog; May 22, 2014)
  • Les Kraut's Instructions for a Crystal Battery (Generator): Just Add Water - Simply put, you make a small copper container, insert a rod of magnesium and fill the space between the magnesium and copper with a solution of Borax, which forms a crystalline matrix. Connect the magnesium and copper to a simple joule thief circuit, and as long as the crystal solution is hydrated, it produces a small amount of electricity. (Free Energy Blog; February 25, 2014)
  • Prolonging Battery Life to Make Solar More Plausible - The Earthship lets us begin with a very small system by comparison... If you charge and discharge a battery at the same time you destroy it. This circuit separates the battery while loaded. (Free Energy Blog; February 19, 2014)

2013

  • Storage > Batteries > Lithium-Sulphur >
    New battery design could help solar and wind power the grid - Stanford researchers have demonstrated a partially liquid battery made of inexpensive lithium and sulfur. Allegedly, it will be easy to make and will last for thousands of charging cycles. The material and manufacturing costs of the battery might be low enough to meet the goal of $100 per kilowatt-hour of storage capacity, which will make the it economically attractive to utilities. (PureEnergyBlog; April 29, 2013)

2012

  • Storage > Capacitors > EEStor >
    EEStor announces energy density milestone - EEStor Inc. has announced that it has successfully completed production of an electrical energy storage unit (EESU) dielectric layer that will potentially allow its technology to achieve an energy density which would be competitive against all other electrical energy storage technologies. (PRNewswire; July 21, 2012)
  • Featured: Batteries > Utility-Scale >
    Donald Sadowy's Liquid Batteries - Liquid Metal Battery Corporation, founded by an MIT professor and his students, is commercializing a battery technology for grid-scale energy storage. Their battery uses magnesium in the top layer and Antimony in the bottom layer, divided by a liquid salt layer. (PESWiki; April 17, 2012)
  • Top 5: Solid State Generators > Batteries / Capacitors > EEFG >
    FYI: Next-Generation EEFG (no link) - I received the following input about the EEFG: "They have the next generation now and it knocks the socks off the first ones with much greater power generation. This will be the power source for the next 100+ years. I'm really excited." (Sterling D. Allan; March 24, 2012)

2011

  • Batteries > Paper / Alt Fuels > Biomass > R&D >
    Sony demos paper-fueled battery - Sony recently showed off a new bio-cell battery that breaks down paper in order to create power. The process starts with an enzyme suspended in water. When paper is dropped in, the enzyme starts to break it down and produce glucose that can then be harvested and used to power a battery. (GizMag; December 21, 2011)
  • Batteries > Rejuvenation >
    Battery Secrets by Peter Lindemann - "Learn the real science behind keeping a battery in good shape for a theoretically unlimited number of charge cycles. The battery industry has kept this secret from you, and no battery charging or rejuvenation expert will tell you this! Learn why virtually all battery chargers on the market are actually KILL your batteries! (EMediaPress; November, 2011)
  • Storage > Batteries / EVs >
    New Materials Could Double Chevy Volt Battery Capacity - The Chevy Volt is set to become even more appealing as GE announced it is working on a new generation of batteries with double the energy-storage capacity. GM’s licensed battery-electrode materials developed at Argonne National Laboratory (a U.S. Department of Energy lab) use mixed-metal oxides that not only increase storage capacity, but improve the safety and durability of car batteries. (Inhabitat; January 17, 2011)
  • Storage > Capacitors >
    New Lithium-Ion Ultracapacitor Can Charge Tools In Under 60 Seconds - New York-based company Ioxus has developed a new type of lithium ion ultracapacitor that can potentially deliver large amounts of energy in a small amount of time. This makes them ideal for items that require large amounts of power for acceleration, energy capture, or ‘high power application’ – such as power tools. (Inhabitat; January 13, 2011)

2010

  • Storage > Batteries > Air >
    IBM Projects Holographic Phones, Air-Driven Batteries - A survey of 3,000 IBM scientists predicts that by 2015 we will be using mobile phones that will project a 3D holographic image of callers. They have also predicted that batteries would move beyond lithium-ion construction to more energy-dense materials, greatly increasing their power capacity and allowing them to recharge by ‘breathing’ the air around them. (EWeekEurope; December 24, 2010)
  • Nanotech / Batteries > Li-ion >
    Sandia Creates World’s Smallest Single Nanowire Battery - Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have succeeded in creating the world’s smallest battery that consists of a single nanowire (as the battery’s anode) which is one seven-thousandth the thickness of a human hair. The hope is that this will help scientists discover what occurs inside lithium-ion storage devices and how they charge and discharge. (Inhabitat; December 13, 2010)
  • Batteries > Li-ion >
    World's Most Powerful Industrial Lithium-Ion Battery - Corvus Energy is transforming the marine, transportation and energy industries with its release of an advanced lithium-ion battery technology that is able to store and distribute energy in megawatt sizes and has the capacity to output sustained power comparable to diesel engines in hybrid and full-electric vessels and vehicles. (Energy Daily; Nov. 3, 2010)
  • Big Brother / Nanotech / Batteries > Li-ion >
    Batteries smaller than a grain of salt - Research funded by DARPA is pushing the limits of this technology and trying to create some of the tiniest batteries on Earth, the largest of which would be no bigger than a grain of sand. These tiny energy storage devices could one day be used to power the electronics and mechanical components of tiny micro- to nano-scale devices. (Physorg; October 19, 2010)
  • Nanotech / Batteries > Li-ion >
    Silicon Nanopores Could Increase Lithium Ion Battery Capacity By 10x - A team of researchers from Rice University and Lockheed Martin have found that silicon nanopores (micron-sized pores on top of silicon wafers) can increase lithium-ion battery capacity by 10 times. Since silicon has the highest theoretical capacity for storing lithium of any material, the discovery could lead to super-long lasting batteries. (Inhabitat; Oct. 20, 2010)
  • Nanotech / Storage > Batteries > Li-ion >
    Paper-Thin Batteries Provide Bendable Power - New carbon nanotube-based technology could literally allow companies to paint layers of electricity-holding lithium-ion on standard pieces of paper. The new batteries, which are just 300 μm thick, are thinner and more flexible, and they exhibit higher energy density and other electrical advantages, compared with other types of thin batteries. (Chemical & Engineering News; Sept. 20, 2010)
  • Storage > Batteries > Utility-Scale >
    Bradwell's cheap, reliable batteries to store renewable energy - A battery designed by MIT grad student, David Bradwell, has active components that are liquid, which enables it to handle high currents without fracturing, and could eventually cost less than $100 per kilowatt-hour. Bradwell's battery is based on an electrolyte that can dissolve a compound consisting of two metals, such as magnesium and antimony ... (MIT Technology Review; Aug., 2010)
  • Nanotech / Batteries >
    Carbon Nanotube Batteries Pack More Punch - Carbon nanotubes are attractive materials for battery-making because of their high surface area, which can accept more positive ions and potentially last longer than conventional batteries. Instead of this design, researchers at MIT have introduced something new — using chemically modified carbon nanotubes as the positive ion source themselves. (Science; June 20, 2010)
  • BioElectricity >
    Potato Power - Yissum Introduces Potato Batteries for Use in the Developing World - Researchers at the Hebrew University discovered that the enhanced salt bridge capability of treated potato tubers can generate electricity through means readily available in the developing world. This cheap, easy to use green power source could substantially improve the quality of life of 1.6 billion people, currently lacking access to electrical infrastructure. (Business Wire; June 17, 2010)
  • Human-Powered / Health >
    Power from Glucose for Medical Devices - Scientists in France have implanted the first functional glucose biofuel cell in a living animal. Unlike batteries that supply power to implants, a power-generating device may not have to be surgically removed and replaced, because glucose is a potentially limitless source of energy. The device uses enzymes to harvest energy from glucose and oxygen found naturally in the body. (MIT Technology Review; May 18, 2010)
  • Human-Powered / Health >
    Power from Glucose for Medical Devices - Scientists in France have implanted the first functional glucose biofuel cell in a living animal. Unlike batteries that supply power to implants, a power-generating device may not have to be surgically removed and replaced, because glucose is a potentially limitless source of energy. The device uses enzymes to harvest energy from glucose and oxygen found naturally in the body. (MIT Technology Review; May 18, 2010)
  • Storage > Batteries > Lithium > -Air >
    Lithium-air batteries offer three times the energy density - Lithium-air batteries have the potential of providing energy densities up to three times that of the conventional lithium-ion batteries found in just about every portable consumer electronics device and electric vehicles. Researchers at MIT have made a breakthrough that could help make the commercial development of lightweight rechargeable batteries a reality. (GizMag; Apr. 5, 2010)
  • Nanotech / Water > Desalination >
    Battery-power desalination offers hope to parched areas - A new approach to stripping salt from seawater, called ion concentration polarization, being developed by researchers at MIT and in Korea could lead to small, portable units that could be powered by solar cells or batteries. As an added bonus, the desalination system would also remove many contaminants, viruses and bacteria at the same time. (PhysOrg; March 21, 2010)
  • Featured: Electromagnetic > Bedini >
    Bedini 10-coil energizer kits now available - Tony Craddock has posted a new infomercial video about the 10-coil energizer kit being manufactured by Rick Friedrich. Their purpose is to educate about Tesla's radiant energy technology, especially pertaining to its desirable effect on batteries, to rejuvenate them and charge them with much less input electricity required. (PESN; Feb. 9, 2010) (Comments)
  • Storage > Batteries >
    Car Bodies Could Store Energy Like Batteries (Video) - Researchers at the Imperial College in London are developing a new material that can store and release electrical energy like a battery. Once perfected, scientists hope the substance will replace standard car bodies, making vehicles up to 15 percent lighter and significantly extending the range of electric vehicles. (Inhabitat; Feb. 8, 2010) (Also Engadget)
  • Solar > Applications >
    SOLAR EAR: Affordable Sun-Powered Hearing Aids - Solar Ear, a Brazilian company, creates low-cost hearing aids that get their juice from solar-powered batteries, seriously cut back on battery waste, while being more affordable than traditional hearing aids. Two AA batteries are recharged by solar power; and the AA batteries recharge the hearing aid batteries. (Inhabitat; Jan. 6, 2009)

2009

  • Batteries > Lithium Ion >
    "Home Batteries" to power houses for a week - Panasonic has announced plans to create 'home batteries.' They are lithium-ion batteries large enough to power a house for a week, making energy sources such as solar and wind power more feasible. Also, you can buy energy when it is cheapest, and don't need to worry about power outages anymore. (Nexus404; Dec. 24, 2009)
  • Batteries >
    A Quantum Leap in Battery Design - A "digital quantum battery" concept proposed by a physicist at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign could provide a dramatic boost in energy storage capacity over lithium ion batteries by several orders of magnitude. The concept calls for billions of nanoscale capacitors. (MIT Technology Review; December 21, 2009) ('PhysOrg)
  • Nanotech / Batteries >
    Batteries Made from Regular Paper - A group of Stanford University researchers have shown that ordinary paper can be turned into a battery electrode simply by dipping it into carbon-nanotube inks. The resulting electrodes, which are strong, flexible, and highly conductive, might be used to make cheap energy storage devices to power portable electronics. (MIT Technology Review; Dec. 9, 2009)


Memo: Need to add in the news items going back in time beginning with News:Archive:2009:December

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