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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

Using supermarket fridges as a “virtual battery”

Using supermarket fridges as a “virtual battery”

One of Britain’s major grocery chains has completed trials that show chiller aisles offer possibility of being ‘virtual battery’ for the national grid system.  Jillian Ambrose explains in an article in The Guardian.   Cool running: supermarket fridges could help power UK Supermarket freezer aisles could soon help power the National Grid after trials found … Continue reading

Innovative new approach to batteries

Innovative new approach to batteries

A new potassium-ion battery system shows promise according to Joshua Lewis, a PhD student studying chemical physics at the University of Cambridge, writing in the physics world website Water-based batteries enable a green energy future A cheap, safe, and effective potassium-ion battery system with promising characteristics has been described in a Nature Energy article by … Continue reading

Phones without batteries? What next?

Phones without batteries? What next?

Practically every day we are reading about new innovations. Now we find out that our mobile phones may not even need a battery.  Andrew Griffin explains in an article on The Independent website.  What next?   Scientists make huge step towards making phones without batteries Scientists have made a huge breakthrough that allows them to … Continue reading