Smart Materials Replace Components: A New $200 Billion Business
Here come previously impossible devices and structures. The new IDTechEx report, "Smart Material Opportunities in Structural Electronics 2020-2030" analyses and forecasts a remarkable $200 billion materials opportunity by making dumb structures smart.
100MW of Grid Energy Storage Projects in Northern Ireland
The 100MW of energy storage will comprise two 50MW projects located in Drumkee, County Tyrone and Mullavilly, County Armagh. The two projects, which are currently under construction, are the largest projects to date in Northern Ireland and are expected to derive revenue from the new Irish "Delivering a Secure Sustainable Electricity System" program.
Rolls-Royce Takes Majority Holding in Power Storage Specialist
The joint development work on a range of storage solutions in recent months has shown that the two companies are an excellent fit.
Low Cost Battery Technology For Extreme Fast Charging and Long Range
Enevate announced its new 4th generation technology optimized for high volume commercialization and manufacturing at gigafactory scale.
10 Puerto Rican Schools Receive Resilient Microgrids
Many of the schools that received microgrid systems were without power for six months after the hurricanes. Four hundred faculty members and 3,600 students were impacted by this project and now have access to clean, resilient power if future severe weather events or grid outages occur.
Newly Updated Report from IDTechEx "Electric Trucks 2020-2030"
IDTechEx Technology Analyst Dr David Wyatt has recently published a report update "Electric Truck 2020-2030", focusing on electrification in the medium and heavy-duty truck markets, providing a comprehensive set of market forecasts.
FlexeGRAPH specialise in the development of a nanofluid coolant technology. IDTechEx spoke with Mr Michael Holland.
IBM and Daimler use Quantum Computer to Develop Next-Gen Batteries
Electric vehicles have an Achilles heel: the capacity and speed-of-charging of their batteries. A quantum computing breakthrough by researchers at IBM and Daimler AG, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, could help tackle this challenge.
World's First SemiSolid Lithium-ion Battery System
Kyocera Corporation and 24M announced today that Kyocera has formally launched its residential energy storage system, Enerezza, the world's first system built using 24M's novel SemiSolid electrode manufacturing process. In addition, Kyocera has extended its commitment to 24M's unique manufacturing platform with plans to start full-scale mass production in the fall of 2020.
Toyota to Build Prototype City of the Future
Toyota has revealed plans to build a prototype "city" of the future on a 175-acre site at the base of Mt. Fuji in Japan. Called the Woven City, it will be a fully connected ecosystem powered by hydrogen fuel cells.
Flexitricity Partners with Gresham House to Optimise Revenue
Flexible energy specialist Flexitricity has partnered with Gresham House Energy Storage Fund plc, the listed Investment Trust managed by Gresham House Asset Management, to optimise 20MW of their flexible energy portfolio.
World's Most Efficient Lithium-Sulfur Battery
Imagine having access to a battery, which has the potential to power your phone for five continuous days, or enable an electric vehicle to drive more than 1000km without needing to "refuel".
Aqueous Lithium-Ion Battery Improves Safety, Performance
As the lithium-ion batteries that power most phones, laptops, and electric vehicles become increasingly fast-charging and high-performing, they also grow increasingly expensive and flammable.
Ampcera Inc. is a U.S.-based company in the development and commercialisation of solid-state electrolyte materials for high performance lithium batteries and their upstream & downstream industries.
All‐Solid‐State Printed Bipolar Li-S Batteries
Ultrahigh‐capacity and fire‐resistant batteries have been developed. The new battery has improved both the performance and safety of the "lithium-sulfur batteries," which have much larger capacities than commercialized lithium ion batteries, thus is easy to manufacture via the printing process.
Innolith is a lithium-ion battery maker founded in October 2018. It is headquartered in Basel, but the company's laboratory is in Bruchsal, Germany.
Volkswagen Lets its Charging Robots Loose
Volkswagen provides a glimpse into the future in which the search for charging stations for electric cars comes to an end. Volkswagen Group Components' mobile charging robot takes over this task - and drives to the electric car completely autonomously.
Ahhm Radiant Systems LLC
Ahhm Radiant Systems LLC specialise in roll-bonded aluminium with integrated coolant channels for applications in residential buildings. In the last few years they have become involved in the automotive sector and have an interest in the thermal management of electric vehicles.
First Long Duration, Liquid Air Energy Storage System in the US
Highview Power Storage and Encore Renewable Energy jointly announced plans to develop the United States' first long duration, liquid air energy storage system. This facility will be a minimum of 50MW, provide in excess of eight hours of storage and will be located in northern Vermont.
Plastic Biosensor Finds Sweet Success
An electronic biosensor powered using the glucose in bodily fluids has been developed by researchers. The device pairs an electron-transporting polymer with an enzyme that extracts electrons from its reaction with glucose to drive its circuitry. The plastic biosensor could act as a continuous monitor of key health indicators, such as blood sugar levels in diabetes patients.