Paper Scissors Could Offer Solution for Graphene-Based Energy Storage

Scientists from Northwestern University developed a method to make nanofluidic devices that can be used in batteries, water purification systems, energy harvesting and DNA...

New High-Performance DIY Battery Made from Scrap Metal Discharges as Quickly as Supercaps

Did you always think high-performance batteries (except for the lemon-copper-zinc experiment) can only be produced in factories? I did too, until today. Well, now a team of...

Beacon Power Develops New, Enhanced Flywheel Systems

Beacon Power Corp., a provider of energy storage systems has established a partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency to produce parts of a flywheel energy storage over a period of two years.
Siemens' Supercapacitor Regenerative Braking Installed in Portland

Siemens Installing First Rail Regenerative Braking Supercapacitor Storage in Portland

In order to make use of all the energy in a moving system, like a hybrid electric vehicle, for example, regenerative braking converts the...

Pressure Cooker Technology Helps Make Better Lithium Ion Batteries

With all the issues that come with current electric car batteries - long charge times, short-range, bulky batteries - evolution is vital for this...

Power Tools Recharged In Less Than a Minute by New Lithium-Ion Ultracapacitor

The ultracapacitors and hybrid-capacitors produced by Ioxus are meant for high performance with low resistance, making them ideal for distributing high power amounts for acceleration, energy capture, turn on/off mild hybrids, or high power applications.

Sony’s Olivine Lithium Iron Phosphate Batteries Keep 4 Times More Power

Sony has developed a new type of lithium ion batteries that combine long-life high power performances, using olivine-type lithium iron phosphate as the cathode material. The Olivine-type lithium iron phosphate used in this new battery is a perfect cathode material due to its robust crystal structure and stable performance, even at high temperatures.

Innovative Lithium-Air Batteries (STAIR) Improve Lifetime Ten Fold

Scientists from the University of St. Andrews, partnering with Strathclyde and Newcastle have discovered a method of making clean batteries that also have a chemical reaction, but do not carry a chemical component used in batteries today. Instead, they use a reaction with the oxygen drawn from the air to generate electricity.

Subhydro’s Energy Storage System Uses Ocean Depth Pressure Difference

A German engineer is planning to utilize the pressure difference between the seafloor and the sea surface in order to create a new highly...

Asphalt may be the Secret Ingredient to Faster Charging EV Batteries

Supported by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Prince Energy, as well as EMD-Merck, scientists from Rice University have discovered that using asphalt...