5 Sep 2023
Jolt Energy Storage Technologies
Jolt Energy Storage Technologies (Jolt) is based in Michigan, US and is developing organic redox flow batteries (ORFBs).
22 Aug 2023
ADS-TEC Energy provide battery-buffered fast charging systems for electric vehicles (EV). Their solutions are designed to enable charge point operators to deploy DC fast charging without requiring electrical service upgrades.
6 Feb 2023
FreeWire: Battery-Integrated DCFC Units
Jolt and ADSTec Energy are deploying their "MerlinOne" battery integrated chargers across Europe. Jolt plans to install up to 15,000 chargers in 250 urban centres by 2025, equally divided between Europe and North America.
30 Jun 2022
Universal Matter are commercialising the flash process for manufacturing graphene. IDTechEx spoke with Dr Peter van Ballegooie (VP of strategic planning).
23 Mar 2022
Not So Fast: EV Charging Rates Make a Difference
Charging speeds for electric vehicles (EVs) vary, from as little as 15 minutes using an ultra-rapid 350 kW charger, to as much as 24 hours when relying on a domestic wall outlet. Eventually, we could reach a point where recharging barely takes longer than filling up with fuel.
25 Mar 2021
Lessons Learned From the Closure of Petra Nova
Carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) is generating much enthusiasm across the world, with the hopes that it could play a major role in the fight against climate change. However, amidst this enthusiasm, the industry suffered an apparent setback in mid-2020 when the Petra Nova facility in Texas, then the world's largest CCUS facility for a coal-fired power station, was closed down.
8 Oct 2018
Electric genes hope to fix a broken heart
Broken hearts have long influenced songsters and poets, but scientists have also been occupied by its literal meaning and are now hoping to use electric gene therapy as a revolutionary new treatment for cardiac conditions.
8 May 2018
Next-generation wireless pacemakers
A Rice University student team's demonstration of a next-generation, wireless pacemaker array could point to the future of medical sensors.
1 Mar 2016
World's first wireless flexible smartphone
Researchers have developed the world's first full-colour, high-resolution and wireless flexible smartphone to combine multitouch with bend input.
11 Jan 2016
A new way to store solar heat
A new material that can store solar energy during the day and release it later as heat, whenever it's needed.
10 Sep 2015
Light-harvesting nanoparticles, captures energy from hot electrons
Researchers have demonstrated an efficient new way to capture the energy from sunlight and convert it into clean, renewable energy by splitting water molecules.
21 Jul 2014
Can the world's most promising electric-car battery be saved?
Over the last half-dozen years, a swarm of companies from around the world including General Motors has snapped up licenses for a lithium-ion electrode that promised to deliver the next big step in making electric cars competitive with conventional vehicles.
21 Feb 2013
MC10 were founded in 2010 in the Boston area to commercialize conformable and/or stretchable electronics. The company has its roots in Prof John Roger's lab at the University of Illinois. The company has so far raised approx. $60 million venture capital funding. Their first product is a wearable sensor sold under the Reebok brand.
24 Jul 2012
New ultracapacitor delivers a jolt of energy at a constant voltage
A researcher from the University of West Florida has designed an ultracapacitor that maintains a near steady voltage.
3 May 2011
Federal funding puts capacitor design on the road to realization
Funded with a recent $2.25 million stimulus grant from the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy, or ARPA-E, Welsch will try to make a capacitor ready for market within three years.
15 Mar 2011
Ultra low power digital memory for energy harvesting
University of Illinois engineers have developed a form of ultra-low-power digital memory that is faster and uses 100 times less energy than similar available memory.