New Battery Technologies

We’re on the verge of a power revolution. Next year is starting to shape up as the year batteries change. Big technology companies, and now car companies that are making electric vehicles, are all too aware of the limitations of current lithium-ion batteries. We’ve seen a plethora of battery discoveries coming out of universities all over the world. Tech companies and car manufacturers are pumping money into battery development. And. . . CONTINUE

Ultra-Fast compact battery can recharge in 2 minutes

recharges 70% within 2 minutes, lasts 10 times longer, and is more compact Scientists at Nanyang Technology University (NTU) have developed ultra-fast charging batteries that can be recharged up to 70 per cent in only two minutes. The new generation batteries also have a long lifespan of over 20 years, more than 10 times compared to existing lithium-ion batteries. This breakthrough has a wide-ranging impact on all industries, especially for. . . CONTINUE

Fast Charging Battery-Supercapacitor

Imagine a ‘Battery’ that Charges 100 Times Faster by Chris Clarke – Apr 16, 2013 This week, another UCLA team reports it may have found a way to address a persistent problem with supercapacitors: limitations on their effective size. Researchers at UCLA’s Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science have found a way to use niobium oxide as a matrix to allow the fabrication of supercapacitors the size of. . . CONTINUE

next-generation battery technology

RICE UNIVERSITY NEWS & MEDIA MIKE WILLIAMS – NOVEMBER 1, 2012 ‘Crushed’ porous silicon anodes show dramatic increase in charge-discharge cycles Researchers at Rice University have refined silicon-based lithium-ion technology by literally crushing their previous work to make a high-capacity, long-lived and low-cost anode material with serious commercial potential for rechargeable lithium batteries. The team led by Rice engineer Sibani Lisa Biswal and research scientist Madhuri Thakur reported in Nature’s. . . CONTINUE

Global Lithium Reserves: More Than Abundant

Posted on: March 27th, 2009 by Ed Ring In a briefing last week General Motors reaffirmed their commitment to the launch of the Chevy Volt by late 2010. The primary purpose of this briefing was to discuss the benefits of lithium battery technology as well as the reasons for their choice of LG Chem to produce the first generation of batteries for the Volt. Several points are worth noting: GM. . . CONTINUE

NIMH batteries Held Hostage by Chevron-Texaco

March 24, 2007 Chevron and EVs Plug-in hybrids are forced to use lead-acid or lithium batteries, and it’s no accident. The existing and proven EV-95 NiMH battery from Panasonic, which lasts longer than the life of the car, has adequate power for acceleration without an Internal Combustion (“IC”) engine, and can drive an EV at 80 mph for up to 120 miles, went into production in Jan., 1997. These. . . CONTINUE