New flow battery could bring about a brighter future for renewable energy

Flow Battery - Renewable Energy

SEAS researchers have developed a new flow battery Researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have developed a flow battery that can operate for a decade. The new battery could be a major breakthrough in energy storage and the use of clean power. With an extensive lifespan, the battery could have a major impact on the residential sector, where renewable energy is becoming much more popular. The battery could also be used for other purposes, such as storing electricity for industrial purposes or…

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Market for large clean vehicles set to grow through 2026

Sale of electric buses to increase in coming decade Electric buses are set to become more plentiful throughout the world, according to a new report from Navigant Research. The market for medium and heavy duty electric drive buses is growing quickly, with hybrid, plug-in hybrids, batteries, and hydrogen fuel cells all becoming more prominent within this sector. Governments throughout the world have embraced legislation that call for a reduction in emissions production. In order to accomplish this, these governments have been investing more heavily in clean vehicles. Report predicts that…

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Toyota has tamed battery technology

Automaker believes that it has solved the problems associated with battery technology Japanese automaker Toyota has made an ambitious claim. The company suggests that it has “tamed” lithium-ion battery technology. The claim follows years in which Toyota seemingly lost interest in battery technology, opting instead to support hydrogen fuel cells and more conventional solutions. Toyota has a long history with batteries, however, and during the company’s lull in outright support for battery technology, Toyota seems to have made major advances with its batteries. Toyota has made batteries safer and more…

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Batteries and Fuel Cells: Two Sides of the Same Coin

Transportation is changing. Throughout the auto industry, companies are beginning to focus their efforts on developing vehicles that produce zero emissions. Many are doing so in order to comply with emissions regulations being instituted in their most prominent markets, while others are looking to cater to changing consumer behavior, answering the call for cleaner vehicles and cleaner transportation. The issue, however, has become quite divisive for many people. There is currently a somewhat caustic debate concerning what sort of clean technology should power the future of transportation. The fight is…

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New graphene anode could lead to better lithium-ion batteries

Fuel Cells - Graphene

Graphene used to make new battery anode Engineers from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in New York have created a battery anode using the world’s thinnest material: Graphene. RPI engineers believe that the battery anode they have developed could be used to power a wide variety of electronics, but may be ideally suited for use in electric vehicles. Research suggests that the graphene they use can be charged and discharged ten times faster than the graphene that is used in conventional lithium-ion batteries. Graphene anode is more efficient and powerful…

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Edison Battery brought to life by Stanford University researchers

Edison battery

Century-old technology could have a place in the world of alternative energy Scientists from Stanford University have taken an interest in a technology that is over a century old. The technology is a rechargeable nickel-iron battery that was first developed by Thomas Edison in the early 1900s. Nicknamed the Edison Battery, the rechargeable energy system had been widely used for decades until the mid-1970s. Nickel-iron batteries have fallen out of favor almost universally, with only a small number of manufacturing companies left who make the energy systems. Stanford researchers believe…

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Lithium-ion batteries from Rice University can be painted on nearly any surface

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Scientists find a way to paint lithium-ion batteries Researchers from the Rice University in Texas have developed a new kind of lithium-ion battery that can be affixed to nearly any surface. Lithium-ion batteries are a popular energy system throughout the world, being used to power various electronic devices as well as vehicles. The batteries themselves are nothing new, having been around for decades. Rice researchers claim that their version of the famous batteries is something the world has never seen before. New approach could revolutionize the development of batteries Rice…

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