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Manufacturing of Low-cost Rechargeable Zinc-air Batteries Planned

Written by , on October 11, 2018

NantEnergy has announced that it has developed a zinc-air battery which is considerably cheaper than other battery types currently on the market, including the lithium-ion batteries.  Read more »

Recycling Lithium-ion Batteries

Written by , on July 30, 2018

Researchers at the University of California in San Diego, say that they have developed a way to recycle used cathodes from spent lithium-ion batteries and restore them to perform as well as they did when new.  Read more »

Using Waste Plastic Bags to Double the Life of Lithium Sulfur Batteries

Written by , on May 10, 2018

Engineers at Purdue University have found a way to increase the life of lithium-sulfur batteries which has the added benefit of being a way to recycle plastic bags.  Read more »

Ultra-fast Charging Lithium Batteries Using Asphalt

Written by , on November 21, 2017

Researchers at Rice University in Houston have found that adding asphalt to the anode of lithium metal batteries allows them to be charged much faster and makes them less likely to short circuit and fail.  Read more »

Electroplating Produces Low-cost High-quality Lithium Batteries

Written by , on May 20, 2017

Researchers have developed have developed a method for electroplating lithium-ion battery cathodes, yielding high-quality, high-performance battery materials that could also open the door to flexible and solid-state batteries.  Read more »

Better Batteries Made from Waste Glass

Written by , on May 8, 2017

Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have developed a low-cost chemical process for making nanosilicon anodes for high-performance lithium-ion batteries from waste glass bottles. The researchers say that the batteries have been found to have four times the capacity of conventional batteries with graphite anodes.  Read more »

Low-cost Aluminium-Urea Battery

Written by , on February 18, 2017

Engineers at Stanford University have developed a battery using alumium, graphite and urea which could provide an inexpensive means of energy storage.  Read more »

Battery Charged by Solar Energy

Written by , on September 27, 2016

Scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have developed a single device that uses solar energy to charge a battery without the intermediate step of producing electricity and then using that electricity to charge the battery.  Read more »

New Design Greatly Simplifies Flow Batteries

Written by , on May 27, 2016

MIT researchers have developed a new approach to the design of a liquid battery, using a passive, gravity-fed arrangement similar to an old-fashioned hourglass.  Read more »

Major Step Towards Magnesium Batteries

Written by , on May 17, 2016

Engineers at the Toyota Research Institute of North America believe that they have made a significant step towards being able to use magnesium in rechargeable batteries, making them smaller, cheaper and much safer than lithium batteries.  Read more »