As exploding batteries in mobile phones, computers and headphones continue to make headlines, researchers at Swinburne’s Centre for Micro-Photonics are one step closer to producing commercially viable, chemical-free, long-lasting, safe batteries.
STMicroelectronics, Chinese R&D institute IMECAS and EPOCH, a technology company working on electric-vehicle batteries are developing and marketing a battery-management system for New Energy Vehicles (NEV). The companies plan to develop a battery controller using advanced Smart Power (BCD) technology and the SPC5x automotive microcontrollers from ST. To be defined in close cooperation with Chinese … Continue reading Companies to develop battery management system for NEVs
The Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) has confirmed it is working with the South Australian Government to develop a financing package to support the accelerated delivery of Australia’s largest grid-scale battery storage project, for the South Australian energy market.
Scientists from ETH Zurich and IBM Research Zurich are the first to develop a redox flow battery so small that it combines energy supply and cooling.
Chemists from University of Michigan believe redox flow batteries are the best solution to store solar and wind power. Using a predictive model of molecules and their properties, the team has developed a charge-storing molecule around 1000 times more stable than current compounds.
A significant price drop has seen solar batteries skyrocket in popularity. Experts believe that solar battery storage could be the solution to widespread power outages, such as those seen in South Australia over the past few months.
Korean university UNIST will be working with public organisations in the energy sector to develop a new type of eco-friendly battery that can store and produce electricity using seawater.
Sensor battery life could last up to ten times longer with use of a voltage detector chip developed by engineers from the University of Bristol.
Australian energy storage specialist Redflow Limited has announced that it has extended the warranty for its 10 kilowatt hour (kWh) ZBM2 and ZCell zinc-bromine flow batteries to 10 years.
Researchers at Stanford University have found a way to incorporate fire-extinguishing materials into lithium-ion batteries.
Stanford University researchers have identified nearly two-dozen solid electrolytes that could someday replace the volatile liquids used in smartphones, laptops and other electronic devices.
AGL Energy Limited is building a virtual power plant in Adelaide to service homes and small businesses, in a prototype that could be rolled out nationally.
A researcher from the Technical University of Munich has developed a battery test cell that can investigate anionic and cationic investigations separately, which has led to new insight into the workings of lithium-ion batteries.
Engineers at Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany have developed a new concept for current and voltage sensors for batteries that could be used in electric vehicles (EV).
Engineering company Instrumental has uncovered the cause of Samsung’s exploding Galaxy Note 7 batteries.
A team of scientists from UCF has developed a new process for creating flexible supercapacitors that can store more energy and be recharged more than 30,000 times without degrading.
All our lives we have relied on batteries in everything from mobile phones and cars to hand torches, but confidence in the technology has deteriorated of late.
Lithium-ion batteries have begun to show their limitations in terms of safety, performance, form factor, and cost.
A professor from Columbia Engineering has built a trilayer structure for li-ion batteries that is stable in ambient air, which makes batteries both longer lasting and cheaper to manufacture.
Engineers have developed a bio-manufacturing process that uses a biological organism cultivated in brewery wastewater to create the carbon-based materials needed to make energy storage cells.