New Chip Wakes Up Small Wireless Devices, Could Extend Battery Life
A new power saving chip developed by engineers could significantly reduce or eliminate the need to replace batteries in Internet of Things devices and wearables. The so-called wake-up receiver wakes up a device only when it needs to communicate and perform its function. It allows the device to stay dormant the rest of the time and reduce power use.
Collaboration to Increase Endurance of Future Bye Aerospace eAircraft
OXIS Energy and Bye Aerospace have begun a 12-month collaborative programme that seeks to achieve a 50% to 100% increase in flight time from a single charge on future Bye Aerospace eAircraft.
Find out how next week in Santa Clara at the IDTechEx Show!
November 20-21, 2019, Santa Clara
Zinc-Anode Batteries Prove Their Mettle
Researchers have found a way to build a zinc-anode battery that not only has a high energy density, but is low cost, robust and stable, and has a life cycle that can be significantly prolonged.
Koolen Industries Invests Millions in Proton Ventures
Dutch clean energy conglomerate Koolen Industries has invested 4 million euros in Dutch ammonia energy storage company Proton Ventures.
A Look at Li-Ion and Alternative Battery Chemistry Innovation
From consumer electronics to electric vehicles and stationary storage, high power and fast charge capability are key performance metrics for Li-ion batteries. Pure battery electric vehicles can now offer range in excess of 300 miles per charge, but a full recharge can take hours. How can this be improved?
A Deep-Dive into the Home-battery Market
Although still small compared to front-of-meter energy storage deployments, the home-battery market how grown rapidly over the past couple of years. In this premium article, IDTechEx breaks down the key markets and drivers behind this growth.
IBM Launches Responsible Sourcing Blockchain Network
The Responsible Sourcing Blockchain Network, a blockchain network committed to strengthening human rights and environmental protection in mineral supply chains, announced that its digital supply chain for cobalt has moved beyond pilot phase and is progressing toward use in live production computing environments starting in spring 2020.
Silatronix is a Wisconsin-based firm that has developed flame-retardant additives for Li-ion batteries based on organosilicon compounds.
This profile is an updated version. IDTechEx senior analyst Lorenzo Grande interviewed Silatronix VP Global Sales Carl Thoemmes in 2016.
NOHMs is a start-up that develops ionic liquid electrolytes for Li-ion batteries. Their technology originated from research at Cornell University with company's CEO and lead researchers all Cornell alumni. They claim their material improves safety by improving thermal and high-voltage stability without impacting cycle life or power.
This profile is an updated version. IDTechEx principal analyst Franco Gonzalez interviewed NOHMs CEO Nathan Ball in 2016.
Preliminary Results for Graphene Aerogel Battery Tests
ZEN Graphene Solutions Ltd and its research partner, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt report on additional encouraging results from their battery development program.
Lamborghini and MIT Patent a New Technology for Supercapacitors
The collaboration between Automobili Lamborghini and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has produced a major initial result: a patent for an innovative synthetic material that will serve as the technological base for a new generation of supercapacitors.
Alstom to Test its Hydrogen Fuel Cell Train in the Netherlands
Plans for a pilot project to test the Coradia iLint, the world's first passenger train powered by hydrogen fuel cells, for the first time in the Netherlands.
Longer-Lasting Catalysts to Improve Fuel Cells
Materials scientists have made a major leap in understanding the long-term effectiveness of fuel cells by integrating experiments with computer simulation studies. The result reveals a new mechanism in understanding how fuel cell catalysts can be made more durable.
Graphene Offers a Large Potential for the Energy Storage Market
This article will highlight some of the key topics addressed for graphene in LiB electrode advancement, post-LiB chemistry changes, supercapacitors, and thermal dissipation.
Shedding New Light on the Charging of Lithium-ion Batteries
Exposing cathodes to light decreases charge time by a factor of two in lithium-ion batteries. Researchers have reported a new mechanism to speed up the charging of lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles. Simply exposing the cathode to a beam of concentrated light -- for example, the white light from a xenon lamp -- lowers the battery charging time by a remarkable factor of two or more. If commercialized, such technology could be a game changer for electric vehicles.
Highlights from the Battery Show
The Battery Show is an annual event held in Novi, USA, with the battery show and electric & hybrid vehicle technology expo co-located. This includes over 400 exhibitors and around 8,500 attendees.
November 20 - 21, 2019 | Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, USA
What to expect at Graphene & 2D Materials USA
General Motors, Faurecia and Myant to open the IDTechEx Show!
Opening the IDTechEx Show! on November 20-21 at the Santa Clara Convention Center are three cornerstone speakers, highlighting key progress and future visions across the topics covered at the event.