Blue Dye-and-Water-Battery Wins $4 Million ARPA-E Grant

Stanford PhD student and entrepreneur Colin Wessels turned his thesis into a Palo Alto, California startup called Alveo Energy. Alevo’s goal is to develop...

New Type of Battery Charges From Seas and Oceans and Discharges in Fresh Water

Seas and oceans are often seen profitable for their waves' power, but few know that these huge salt water recipients store energy in yet another way: in their salt. The new approach sees the entire oceans and seas as battery electrolytes. Interesting? Read on.

Super Battery Technology by BioSolar and UCSB to Transform Li-ion

Patent pending 'super battery technology', developed by BioSolar, Inc., in collaboration with UCSB, promises to double the storage capacity, prolong the life and bring...

New "Frozen Smoke" Material Could Become The Best Energy Storage Ever

Belonging to the family of the world's lightest solids, a new material invented by two researchers from the University of Central Florida, Assoc. Prof. Lei Zhai and postdoctoral associate Jianhua Zou could constitute the world's best energy storage material for supercapacitors and lithium batteries.

Georgia Tech Supercapacitors Could Outperform Batteries Thanks to New Compound

The future of electric cars will likely involve a shift from the batteries currently used to capacitors instead. Even in 2011, Elon Musk, the CEO...

Tobacco Virus Could Enhance Lithium Ion Batteries' Capacity Tenfold

Viruses, even if they have a bad reputation as the most versatile and destructive forces for anything alive, have their good parts, too. Now, for instance, an interdisciplinary team of scientists from the University of Maryland have a clue on how to use a virus called TMV (Tobacco Mosaic Virus) to enhance lithium ion batteries' capacity tenfold. And they're not joking.

ARPA-E’s Super Efficient Battery to be Developed in Manhattan

The City University of New York (CUNY), Energy Institute, developed a new highly efficient zinc-manganese rechargeable battery. The invention is funded by the Energy...
Titanium Carbide MXene Could Increase Lithium-Ion Battery Capacity

MXenes: The Graphene-Like Material That Could Revolutionize Lithium-Ion Batteries

We've heard a lot about graphene, a single-layer hexagonal arrangement of carbon atoms, about which it has been said might revolutionize lithium-ion battery, water...
Recycled Packing Peanuts make an Even Better Lithium-ion Battery

Lithium-Ion Battery Enhanced with Recycled Packing Peanuts – Purdue University

Purdue University researchers stumbled upon an even better electrode material than currently used in the lithium-ion battery, made even better because it involved recycled...
Tesla Gigafactory Signs on First Partner, Panasonic

Official – Panasonic Signs on Tesla Gigafactory Project

If the Tesla Model 3 is going to be sold at a price that will make everyone smile, the Tesla Gigafactory and the economies...