The world will have to work out what to do with millions of disused car batteries GETTY IMAGES “The rate at which we’re growing the industry is absolutely scary,” says Paul Anderson from Birmingham University. He’s talking about the market for electric cars in Europe. By 2030, the EU hopes […]

Symbolic representation of the chemical formula of the new polymer. Credit: Anatoliy A. Vereshchagin Moreover, it is safer in terms of potential fire hazards and has a lower environmental impact. It is difficult to imagine our daily life without lithium-ion batteries. They dominate the small format battery market for portable […]

Use of a novel electrolyte could allow advanced metal electrodes and higher voltages, boosting capacity and cycle life. Lithium-ion batteries have made possible the lightweight electronic devices whose portability we now take for granted, as well as the rapid expansion of electric vehicle production. But researchers around the world are […]

ANIMATION New anode for aqueous batteries allows use of cheap, plentiful seawater as an electrolyte. Lithium-ion batteries are critical for modern life, from powering our laptops and cell phones to those new holiday toys. But there is a safety risk – the batteries can catch fire. Zinc-based aqueous batteries avoid […]

A thermally modulated battery for mass-market electric vehicles without range anxiety and with unsurpassed safety, low cost, and containing no cobalt, is being developed by a team of Penn State engineers. Credit: Chao-Yang Wang’s lab, Penn State Range anxiety, the fear of running out of power before being able to […]

The basis of the innovative battery chemistry for the zinc-air batteryis a non-alkaline, aqueous electrolyte. Credit: WWU – MEET (Judith Kraft) International Research Cooperation for Sustainable Batteries of the Future High-performance, eco-friendly, safe and at the same time cost-effective: the zinc-air battery is an attractive energy storage technology of the […]

Graphene hybrid made from metal organic frameworks (MOF) and graphenic acid make an excellent positive electrode for supercapacitors, which thus achieve an energy density similar to that of nickel-metal hydride batteries. Credit: Prof. Dr. J. Kolleboyina / IITJ A team working with Roland Fischer, Professor of Inorganic and Metal-Organic Chemistry […]

An all-in-one solution for the design strategy of macroporous host with double-end binding sites. Credit: HKUST A team led by Cheong Ying Chan Professor of Engineering and Environment Prof. ZHAO Tianshou, Chair Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Director of HKUST Energy Institute, has proposed a novel cathode design concept […]

By copying the multilayer geometry of mammal bones, cathodes for sodium-ion batteries can be made more structurally stable, while maintaining high capacities and fast charge rates. Sodium-ion batteries are poised to replace lithium-ion batteries for large-scale electrical energy storage. They offer several advantages over lithium-ion batteries, particularly due to the […]

Petrovite. Credit: SPbU For more than 40 years, Stanislav Filatov, Professor at St Petersburg University, together with colleagues from other research institutions in Russia, has been studying the mineralogy of scoria cones and lava flows of fumaroles in Kamchatka. They were formed after two major eruptions of Tolbachik Volcano — […]