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Breakthrough in charging batteries

Breakthrough in charging batteries

Researchers have questioned long-held magnetic coupling beliefs to create the first ever device that behaves like a diode for magnetic fields. The work could forever change how we charge batteries. Loukia Papadopoulos explains in an article on the Interesting Engineering website.   Energy Efficiency Breakthrough Defies 156-Year-Old Law of Physics Researchers at the University of … Continue reading

Important advances in energy storage

Important advances in energy storage

Ivan Penn writes in the New York Times about the use of zinc batteries for energy storage. Making the batteries rechargeable and lowering their cost are seen as important advances in enabling the electric grid to depend on power from renewable sources.   How Zinc Batteries Could Change Energy Storage Over the past six years, … Continue reading

New development to speed up charging batteries

New development to speed up charging batteries

Our modern lives are increasingly dependent on batteries, whether for our smart phones or our energy systems.  Layal Liverpool writes in The Guardian about a new discover that could accelerate adoption of electric cars and solar energy, as well as helping to recharge your smartphone in minutes.   Cheap material could radically improve battery charging … Continue reading

The “revolutionary” material graphene used to produce batteries that charge significantly faster than lithium-ion batteries

The “revolutionary” material graphene used to produce batteries that charge significantly faster than lithium-ion batteries

There is growing excitement about a new battery using graphene that can charge 12-times faster than current lithium-ion batteries. Anthony Cuthbertson explains in an article on The Independent website. Graphene battery charges in just five minutes Billions of pounds have been poured into research of the “revolutionary” material graphene, though few real-world applications have so … Continue reading

Role of batteries in the energy transition

Role of batteries in the energy transition

The opening sentence of this article by John Campion, writing on The Hill website, is quite revealing: “It is an exciting time to be involved in energy innovation.” And it is. You should enjoy this article on the energy transition and the exciting times we live in.   Battery technology will define the future of … Continue reading

The energy storage revolution is underway

The energy storage revolution is underway

It is encouraging to see the progress that is being made in energy storage. Don Pittis writes on the CBC website about recent developments in Canada.   The wait is over. The battery revolution is here On an industrial site in Toronto’s Port Lands, not far from Google’s planned new urban experiment, are two warehouse-sized … Continue reading