Right electrolyte doubles material's ability to store energy
Scientists have discovered a way to improve the energy density of promising energy-storage materials, conductive two-dimensional ceramics called MXenes.
USA DOE launches lithium ion battery recycling R&D Centre: ReCell
The use of lithium-ion batteries has surged in recent years, starting with electronics and expanding into many applications, including the growing electric and hybrid vehicle industry. But the technologies to optimize recycling of these batteries has not kept pace.
120-kilowatt wireless charging for vehicles
Researchers have demonstrated a 120-kilowatt wireless charging system for vehicles—providing six times the power of previous ORNL technology and a big step toward charging times that rival the speed and convenience of a gas station fill-up.
Manganese may finally solve hydrogen fuel cells' catalyst problem
Manganese is known for making stainless steel and aluminum soda cans. Now, researchers say the metal could advance one of the most promising sources of renewable energy: hydrogen fuel cells.
New material, manufacturing process, uses sun's heat for cheaper power
Researchers have developed a new material and manufacturing process that would make one way to use solar power - as heat energy - more efficient in generating electricity.
Safer, more efficient rechargeable batteries
Materials scientists have sussed out the physical phenomenon underlying the promising electrical properties of a class of materials called superionic crystals. A better understanding of such materials could lead to safer and more efficient rechargeable batteries than the current standard-bearer of lithium ion.
Lithium-ion batteries can't catch fire because they harden on impact
Lithium-ion batteries commonly used in consumer electronics are notorious for bursting into flame when damaged or improperly packaged. Inspired by the weird behavior of some liquids that solidify on impact, researchers have developed a practical and inexpensive way to help prevent these fires.
Front Edge Technology
Front Edge Technology (FET) develops a LiPON-based NanoEnergy product for micro power applications.
Ilika is a public company that focuses on innovative approaches for technology accelerated innovation. They are affiliated to the University of Southampton in the UK and have worked in the development of solid state batteries.
They have collaborated with Toyota in SSB material developments.
World's first medium/large-scale 3D thermoset printer
Magnum Venus Products, in partnership with the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, installed the first commercially available medium/large-scale thermoset 3D printer at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory Manufacturing Demonstration Facility in Tennessee.
Novel method for energy-efficient deep neural networks
A method to improve the energy efficiency of scientific artificial intelligence is showing early promise in efforts to parse insights from volumes of cancer data.
A new way to find better battery materials
A new approach to analyzing and designing new ion conductors — a key component of rechargeable batteries — could accelerate the development of high-energy lithium batteries, and possibly other energy storage and delivery devices such as fuel cells, researchers say.