Sandwich-Style Sulfur Electrode Improves Energy Density
Researchers from the Beijing Institute of Technology have created a sandwich-structured electrode using a novel material that could make high capacity lithium sulfur batteries a reality.
Explosive: How to Qualify Battery Safety And Prevent Failures
With increasing frequency, we hear about lithium ion battery explosions on the news. It is imperative for companies to have a risk mitigation strategy.
Lithium Ion Batteries and the Future of Grid-Scale Energy Storage
Roger Lin believes batteries—particularly lithium ion—may hold the power to salvage our electrical grid. Lin, who is the Vice President of Marketing at NEC Energy Solutions, recently spoke with Battery Power Online about his vision for the future of batteries.
Thermal Runaway: Understanding the Fundamentals to Ensure Safer Batteries
Lithium-ion battery thermal runaway occurs when a cell, or area within the cell, achieves elevated temperatures due to thermal failure, mechanical failure, internal/external short circuiting, and electrochemical abuse. William Walker is working to unravel the fundamentals of this explosive process.
Ironing Out the Technical Details of Fe-ion Batteries
Recently, a group of physics researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras in Chennai, India, have proposed and filed a patent on a new multivalent-ion battery based on iron. The basic idea is that iron ions, rather than the lithium ions in a convention lithium-ion battery, are inserted into and…
Nobel Prize in Chemistry Honors Work on Lithium-Ion Batteries
This year's Nobel Prize in Chemistry to three scientists — John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino — for their development of lightweight lithium-ion batteries.
Tesla May Soon Have a Battery That Can Last a Million Miles
Elon Musk promised Tesla would soon have a million-mile battery, more than double what drivers can expect today. A new paper suggests he wasn't exaggerating.
New Cementex YouTube Channel Features Demonstrations and Educational Videos
Cementex, the safety tool specialists, is excited to announce its new YouTube Channel, which features demonstrations and educational videos to help customers understand how to use tools safely and productively.
PowerTech Water to Accelerate Commercialization of Breakthrough CapCo Products for Removal of Heavy Metals in Battery Manufacturing
PowerTech Water, a developer of cleantech water treatment technologies for lead-acid battery manufacturers, has received a $1.5 million Series A round of funding to accelerate the commercialization of its CapCo Capacitive Coagulation modules and systems. PowerTech Water develops and markets water treatment products that remove heavy metals from water using its patent-pending CapCo carbon electrode technology.
Turn Transfer Switches into Critical Power Information Portals
ASCO Power Technologies announces the availability of its updated 5170 Transfer Switch Communication Module. The new device installs in ASCO Automatic Transfer Switches to provide a portal for monitoring and controlling critical power equipment.
Shifted Energy to Equip 2,400 Water Heaters in Hawaii with Grid-Interactive Technology to Create Virtual Power Plant
Shifted Energy has signed an agreement to incorporate its industry-leading grid-interactive water heaters (GIWH) into Hawaiian Electric Company's emerging grid services market as part of a Grid Services Purchase Agreement led by Open Access Technology International, Inc.