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Development in sodium-ion batteries has made significant progress recently

Development in sodium-ion batteries has made significant progress recently

We are regularly reading about latest technical developments. Alexander Freund discusses latest developments in an article on the Deutsche Welle website. Sodium-ion rechargeable batteries could soon be a cheaper and resource-saving alternative to current lithium-ion cells. Powerful prototypes and ground-breaking findings in basic research make a breakthrough seem imminent.   The batteries of the future: … Continue reading

Breakthrough with lifetime of batteries for electric vehicles lasting five times longer than average

Breakthrough with lifetime of batteries for electric vehicles lasting five times longer than average

We are always interested in technology innovation and we have seen a lot of progress in the development of batteries for electric vehicles. Louise Boyle writes on The Independent website about latest developments from the world’s largest maker of batteries for electric vehicles.   Landmark million-mile battery to power electric vehicles is ready for production … Continue reading

A company aiming to use old mine shafts as batteries to store renewable energy is to build a demonstration project showcasing its technology in Scotland

A company aiming to use old mine shafts as batteries to store renewable energy is to build a demonstration project showcasing its technology in Scotland

Greig Cameron writes on the Times website about a demonstration project in Scotland that will use gravity-powered batteries. What are your views on this technology?   Gravity-powered batteries generate electricity when the wind dies down A company aiming to use old mine shafts as batteries to store renewable energy is to build a demonstration project … Continue reading

A “breakthrough” method of firing ceramic materials could enable a leap in manufacturing a wide range of products, including solid-state batteries and fuel cells

A “breakthrough” method of firing ceramic materials could enable a leap in manufacturing a wide range of products, including solid-state batteries and fuel cells

Harry Cockburn writes on The Independent website about a  new manufacturing method invented by scientists at the University of Maryland that both meets the needs of modern ceramics and fosters the discovery of new material innovations.   ‘Superfast’ new manufacturing method could allow breakthrough in battery technology, scientists say A “breakthrough” method of firing ceramic … Continue reading

A prototype of a battery that could tap into the mix of salty seawater and freshwater at wastewater treatments plants

A prototype of a battery that could tap into the mix of salty seawater and freshwater at wastewater treatments plants

Stanford University scientists have tested a prototype of a battery that could tap into the mix of salty seawater and freshwater — known as “blue energy” — at wastewater treatments plants. Christopher Carbone explains in an article on the New York Post website.   Scientists develop way to turn wastewater into affordable, renewable energy Researchers … Continue reading