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Lithium-oxygen battery promises lighter electric cars

Lithium-air batteries are supposed to lead to lighter, longer-ranged electric cars thanks to their high power-to-weight output, but they have some showstopping flaws: they not only degrade rapidly, but waste a lot of energy input as heat. Neither is exactly ideal in a vehicle that’s expected to last you several years and charge quickly. Scientists at MIT, Argonne National Laboratory and Peki More

Lithium-air batteries are supposed to lead to lighter, longer-ranged electric cars thanks to their high power-to-weight output, but they have some showstopping flaws: they not only degrade rapidly, but waste a lot of energy input as heat. Neither is exactly ideal in a vehicle that’s expected to last you several years and charge quickly. Scientists at MIT, Argonne National Laboratory and Peki More

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Lithium-air Batteries Last Five Times Longer

Lithium-air Batteries Last Five Times Longer

A new discovery regarding longer lasting batteries could give smartphones and cars a single charge that can work five times longer than current ones.

A team led by Dallas Kyeongjae Cho researcher from the University of Texas discovered new catalyst materials for lithium-air batteries that jumpstart efforts at expanding battery capacity.

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Lithium-air Batteries Last Five Times Longer

A new discovery regarding longer lasting batteries could give smartphones and cars a single charge that can work five times longer than current ones.

A team led by Dallas Kyeongjae Cho researcher from the University of Texas discovered new catalyst materials for lithium-air batteries that jumpstart efforts at expanding battery capacity.

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Breaking ground: efficient lithium-air battery demonstrator unveiled – Power Technology

ambridge scientists have revealed a demonstration of a working lithium-air battery that has over 90% efficiency and can be recharged 2,000 times. As lead professor of the research Clare Grey explains, the technology indicates how several problems impeding the technology’s commercialisation can be overcome.

Lithium-air, or lithium-oxygen, batteries are often considered to be the ‘ul More

ambridge scientists have revealed a demonstration of a working lithium-air battery that has over 90% efficiency and can be recharged 2,000 times. As lead professor of the research Clare Grey explains, the technology indicates how several problems impeding the technology’s commercialisation can be overcome.

Lithium-air, or lithium-oxygen, batteries are often considered to be the ‘ul More

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Thermally-Durable All-Solid-State Lithium Ion Battery On Its Way | Asian Scientist Magazine | Science, Technology and Medicine News Updates From Asia

Researchers have developed a solid-state lithium ion battery that can operate at temperatures as high as 150°C.

Asian Scientist Newsroom | December 15, 2015 | Technology

AsianScientist (Dec. 15, 2015) – Hitachi, Ltd. and Tohoku University’s Advanced Institute for Materials Research (AIMR) have developed a basic technology to reduce the internal resistance of the all-sol More

Researchers have developed a solid-state lithium ion battery that can operate at temperatures as high as 150°C.

Asian Scientist Newsroom | December 15, 2015 | Technology

AsianScientist (Dec. 15, 2015) – Hitachi, Ltd. and Tohoku University’s Advanced Institute for Materials Research (AIMR) have developed a basic technology to reduce the internal resistance of the all-sol More

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Fluffy carbon electrodes bring lithium-air batteries closer to reality | PCWorld

Ten times more power than lithium ion — but still ten years off: A fluffy carbon electrode has brought scientists at Cambridge University a step closer to producing a workable lithium-air battery, but many technical challenges remain.

Today’s lithium-ion batteries are light, but bulky for the charge they store. Other battery chemistries have a better energy density. For years, s More

Ten times more power than lithium ion — but still ten years off: A fluffy carbon electrode has brought scientists at Cambridge University a step closer to producing a workable lithium-air battery, but many technical challenges remain.

Today’s lithium-ion batteries are light, but bulky for the charge they store. Other battery chemistries have a better energy density. For years, s More

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domain-b.com : Researchers look to potential of lithium air batteries to revolutionise electronics

If lithium-air batteries live up to their promise, we could one day be driving electric cars 500 miles or more without recharging, or using laptops for weeks without having to plug in, say researchers from Yale School of Engineering and Applied Science.

They could also replace lithium-ion batteries, currently the standard in many consumer electronics.

Their chemistry has proven fru More

If lithium-air batteries live up to their promise, we could one day be driving electric cars 500 miles or more without recharging, or using laptops for weeks without having to plug in, say researchers from Yale School of Engineering and Applied Science.

They could also replace lithium-ion batteries, currently the standard in many consumer electronics.

Their chemistry has proven fru More

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When will we have better batteries than lithium-ion? | Business Spectator

Many of us would be hard-pressed to spend a day without using a lithium-ion battery, the technology that powers our portable electronics. And with electric vehicles (EVs) and energy storage for the power grid around the corner, their future appears pretty bright.

So bright that the iconic California-based upstart Tesla Motors stated that their newly announced residential Powerwall battery i More

Many of us would be hard-pressed to spend a day without using a lithium-ion battery, the technology that powers our portable electronics. And with electric vehicles (EVs) and energy storage for the power grid around the corner, their future appears pretty bright.

So bright that the iconic California-based upstart Tesla Motors stated that their newly announced residential Powerwall battery i More

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IBM – The Battery 500 Project – United States

A century ago, more automobiles were powered by electricity than by gasoline.
But the need for longer travel ranges, the availability of a more affordable fuel source and a reliable power infrastructure soon turned internal combustion engines into the predominant means of motor transportation.
Now drivers are considering a move away from gasoline and back to electricity as an ideal sou More

A century ago, more automobiles were powered by electricity than by gasoline.
But the need for longer travel ranges, the availability of a more affordable fuel source and a reliable power infrastructure soon turned internal combustion engines into the predominant means of motor transportation.
Now drivers are considering a move away from gasoline and back to electricity as an ideal sou More

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Volkswagen Announces Plans to Work on Lithium-Air Batteries

It has been confirmed that Volkswagen is working on a powerful new battery for its EV fleet. Speaking at the Geneva motor show, Dr. Heinz-Jakob Neusser said that “an 80kWh unit is under development using our own technology. It would provide between three and four times the battery power in a given package.” This means that a battery of equivalent physical size to that used in the new 2015 Volk More

It has been confirmed that Volkswagen is working on a powerful new battery for its EV fleet. Speaking at the Geneva motor show, Dr. Heinz-Jakob Neusser said that “an 80kWh unit is under development using our own technology. It would provide between three and four times the battery power in a given package.” This means that a battery of equivalent physical size to that used in the new 2015 Volk More

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Lithium-air batteries can power future electric cars: Scientists

Tokyo: Scientists are working on a new type of battery to power gen-next electric cars that could be up to three times more efficient than existing ones.

Regular lithium-ion power-storage devices allow a maximum range of around 160 kilometres. “Lithium-air batteries are lightweight and deliver a large amount of electric energy. Many people expect them to one day be used in electric ve More

Tokyo: Scientists are working on a new type of battery to power gen-next electric cars that could be up to three times more efficient than existing ones.

Regular lithium-ion power-storage devices allow a maximum range of around 160 kilometres. “Lithium-air batteries are lightweight and deliver a large amount of electric energy. Many people expect them to one day be used in electric ve More

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VW tests new longer-range battery

• VW board member for research and development, Heinz-Jakob Neusser, announced at Geneva a new type of long-life battery based on Lithium-air chemistry. The new battery is being tested by VW and is said to have the potential to quadruple the power of current batteries of the same size and weight. A Golf Blue e-motion has a battery pack with a 26.5 kWh. The new battery would raise that to 80 kWh More

• VW board member for research and development, Heinz-Jakob Neusser, announced at Geneva a new type of long-life battery based on Lithium-air chemistry. The new battery is being tested by VW and is said to have the potential to quadruple the power of current batteries of the same size and weight. A Golf Blue e-motion has a battery pack with a 26.5 kWh. The new battery would raise that to 80 kWh More

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“Breathing” battery can power electric vehicles over 300 miles on one charge

Sales of electric vehicles (EVs) nearly doubled in 2013, but most won’t travel further than 100 miles on one charge. To boost their range toward an impressive 300 miles or more, researchers are reporting new progress on a “breathing” battery that has the potential to one day replace the lithium-ion technology of today’s EVs.

“Lithium-air batteries are lightweight and deliver a la More

Sales of electric vehicles (EVs) nearly doubled in 2013, but most won’t travel further than 100 miles on one charge. To boost their range toward an impressive 300 miles or more, researchers are reporting new progress on a “breathing” battery that has the potential to one day replace the lithium-ion technology of today’s EVs.

“Lithium-air batteries are lightweight and deliver a la More

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Nickel Foam, Nanotechnology Enable Lightweight Lithium Batteries

A nanotechnology-based electrode that resists deformation and electric polarization may one day boost the driving range of electric and hybrid vehicles. (Credit: Flickr @ Glen Wallace http://www.flickr.com/photos/inverness_trucker/)
Zhaolin Liu from the A*STAR Institute of Materials Research and Engineering in Singapore, in collaboration with Aishui Yu and co-workers from Fudan University in More

A nanotechnology-based electrode that resists deformation and electric polarization may one day boost the driving range of electric and hybrid vehicles. (Credit: Flickr @ Glen Wallace http://www.flickr.com/photos/inverness_trucker/)
Zhaolin Liu from the A*STAR Institute of Materials Research and Engineering in Singapore, in collaboration with Aishui Yu and co-workers from Fudan University in More

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Has Triangle scientist’s team developed better battery for jets, electric cars, iPhones?

CHAPEL HILL — A team led by one of North Carolina’s most prominent scientists has found a potential solution to the notorious high-tech battery fires in Boeing’s new 787 Dreamliner, the Tesla Model S car and iPhones such as the one that burst into flames in a Maine eighth-grader’s pocket two weeks ago.

The researchers, led by Joseph M. DeSimone, have found a nonflammable liquid ele More

CHAPEL HILL — A team led by one of North Carolina’s most prominent scientists has found a potential solution to the notorious high-tech battery fires in Boeing’s new 787 Dreamliner, the Tesla Model S car and iPhones such as the one that burst into flames in a Maine eighth-grader’s pocket two weeks ago.

The researchers, led by Joseph M. DeSimone, have found a nonflammable liquid ele More

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Bio-Battery Leverages Viruses to Power EV

Scientists at MIT have developed a new bio-battery leveraging viruses that has two to three times better energy density than currently developed lithium-air batteries, the latter of which is being eyed as a top contender to power the future electric car.

Researchers, including MIT Professor of Energy Angela Belcher, created the virus-based battery by adding genetically modified viruses to t More

Scientists at MIT have developed a new bio-battery leveraging viruses that has two to three times better energy density than currently developed lithium-air batteries, the latter of which is being eyed as a top contender to power the future electric car.

Researchers, including MIT Professor of Energy Angela Belcher, created the virus-based battery by adding genetically modified viruses to t More

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New Data from University of St. Andrews Illuminate Findings in Nanoporous

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Science Letter — Researchers detail new data in Nanoporous. According to news reporting originating from Fife, United Kingdom, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, “Rechargeable lithium-air (O-2) batteries are receiving intense interest because their high theoretical specific energy exceeds that of lithium-ion batteries. If the Li-O-2 batte More

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Science Letter — Researchers detail new data in Nanoporous. According to news reporting originating from Fife, United Kingdom, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, “Rechargeable lithium-air (O-2) batteries are receiving intense interest because their high theoretical specific energy exceeds that of lithium-ion batteries. If the Li-O-2 batte More

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Lithium-air batteries go viral for greater durability and performance

In recent years, lithium-air batteries that promise improved power density per pound over lithium-ion batteries have been the subject of much research in the quest to give electronic vehicles greater range. By enlisting the help of a genetically-modified virus, researchers at MIT have fo More

In recent years, lithium-air batteries that promise improved power density per pound over lithium-ion batteries have been the subject of much research in the quest to give electronic vehicles greater range. By enlisting the help of a genetically-modified virus, researchers at MIT have fo More

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Lithium-air batteries go viral for greater durability and performance

The genetically modified M13 virus creates maganese oxide nanowires with spikes providing more surface area
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In recent years, lithium-air batteries that promise improved power density per pound over lithium-ion batteries have been the subject of much More

The genetically modified M13 virus creates maganese oxide nanowires with spikes providing more surface area
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In recent years, lithium-air batteries that promise improved power density per pound over lithium-ion batteries have been the subject of much More

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New Molten Air Battery Has Highest Capacity Yet

RESEARCHERS have developed a new class of rechargeable battery, the molten air battery, which they say has the highest intrinsic energy capacity of any battery yet.
batteries molten Air

Image: Stuart Licht, George Washington University

Chemistry professor Stuart Licht’s team at George Washington University, US, developed the battery, which uses air and a molten electrolyte. T More

RESEARCHERS have developed a new class of rechargeable battery, the molten air battery, which they say has the highest intrinsic energy capacity of any battery yet.
batteries molten Air

Image: Stuart Licht, George Washington University

Chemistry professor Stuart Licht’s team at George Washington University, US, developed the battery, which uses air and a molten electrolyte. T More

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Lithium-Air Batteries: Technology Trends and Commercialization Prospects

Dublin, Oct. 10, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/gmslkd/lithiumair) has announced the addition of the “Lithium-Air Batteries: Technology Trends and Commercialization Prospects” report to their offering.

Electric vehicles are facing numerous technological challenges to replace gasoline internal combustion engine-power More

Dublin, Oct. 10, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/gmslkd/lithiumair) has announced the addition of the “Lithium-Air Batteries: Technology Trends and Commercialization Prospects” report to their offering.

Electric vehicles are facing numerous technological challenges to replace gasoline internal combustion engine-power More

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Metal-Air Battery Stocks

Earlier this year, we added metal air batteries and the companies who are working to commercialize the technology on our list of promising acts to follow. The Israeli battery developer, Phinergy, was added to our Mothers of Invention Index. Back when I wrote the post “More in the Air than Spring” back in April 2013, Phinergy had attracted a bit of attention for a road test of Citroen C1 car More

Earlier this year, we added metal air batteries and the companies who are working to commercialize the technology on our list of promising acts to follow. The Israeli battery developer, Phinergy, was added to our Mothers of Invention Index. Back when I wrote the post “More in the Air than Spring” back in April 2013, Phinergy had attracted a bit of attention for a road test of Citroen C1 car More

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Researchers tackle new challenge in pursuit of the next generation of lithium batteries

The creation of the next generation of batteries depends on finding materials that provide greater storage capacity. One variety, known as lithium-air (Li-air) batteries, are particularly appealing to researchers because they have a significantly higher theoretical capacit More

The creation of the next generation of batteries depends on finding materials that provide greater storage capacity. One variety, known as lithium-air (Li-air) batteries, are particularly appealing to researchers because they have a significantly higher theoretical capacit More

New batteries have highest capacity yet

Molten air batteries useful for cars, grid-balancing

RESEARCHERS have developed a new class of rechargeable battery, the molten air battery, which they say has the highest intrinsic energy capacity of any battery yet.

Chemistry professor Stuart Licht’s team at George Washington University, US, developed the battery, which uses air and a molten electrolyte. The iron-based batteries More

Molten air batteries useful for cars, grid-balancing

RESEARCHERS have developed a new class of rechargeable battery, the molten air battery, which they say has the highest intrinsic energy capacity of any battery yet.

Chemistry professor Stuart Licht’s team at George Washington University, US, developed the battery, which uses air and a molten electrolyte. The iron-based batteries More

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What’s a metal air battery and why is Tesla interested in it?

You probably heard about the metal air battery recently because Tesla was granted around it. But what exactly is it and what does Tesla want with it?
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News broke last week that Tesla was granted a patent for an electric vehicle power train that could use a metal air battery to extend the vehicle’s range. But what I didn’t see in much of the blogger coverage was a deeper More

You probably heard about the metal air battery recently because Tesla was granted around it. But what exactly is it and what does Tesla want with it?
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News broke last week that Tesla was granted a patent for an electric vehicle power train that could use a metal air battery to extend the vehicle’s range. But what I didn’t see in much of the blogger coverage was a deeper More

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Molten Air – A new, highest energy class of rechargeable batteries with up to 4.5 times the energy capacity of lithium air batteries

Where are the high energy capacity, cost effective batteries urgently needed for a range of medical, transportation and power generation devices, including in greenhouse gas reduction applications such as overcoming the battery driven “range anxiety” of electric vehicles, and increased capacity energy storage for the electric grid? This study introduces the principles of a new class of batter More

Where are the high energy capacity, cost effective batteries urgently needed for a range of medical, transportation and power generation devices, including in greenhouse gas reduction applications such as overcoming the battery driven “range anxiety” of electric vehicles, and increased capacity energy storage for the electric grid? This study introduces the principles of a new class of batter More

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Tesla Patents 400-Mile Hybrid Battery Pack

Tesla-Hybrid-BatteryTesla Motors is exclusively an electric car maker, with Elon Musk expressing disdain for cars like the Chevy Volt and BMW i3, which pack gas-powered range-extenders. But Tesla may be working on a different kind of hybrid; a hybrid More

Tesla-Hybrid-BatteryTesla Motors is exclusively an electric car maker, with Elon Musk expressing disdain for cars like the Chevy Volt and BMW i3, which pack gas-powered range-extenders. But Tesla may be working on a different kind of hybrid; a hybrid More

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The future of batteries: Mg-ion and Li-air

18sep13StAndrewsResearchers are looking beyond lithium ion to take batteries into the future.

Two of the most promising are magnesium ion and lithium-air.

To find out how research into these two is going, Electronics Weekly asked Professor Peter Bruce of the University of St Andrews’ school of chemistry, renowned for its work on battery science.

Li-ion has proved to be a gre More

18sep13StAndrewsResearchers are looking beyond lithium ion to take batteries into the future.

Two of the most promising are magnesium ion and lithium-air.

To find out how research into these two is going, Electronics Weekly asked Professor Peter Bruce of the University of St Andrews’ school of chemistry, renowned for its work on battery science.

Li-ion has proved to be a gre More

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A new class of high-energy rechargeable batteries – molten air

(Nanowerk Spotlight) Oxygen is an advantageous battery storage material as it is freely available from the air and does not need to be carried with the other battery components. Unlike the lithium-ion batteries used today, lithium–oxygen batteries do not require metal oxide cathodes to produce electrochemical power, instead generating power from reactions with oxygen in the atmosphere. Air has More

(Nanowerk Spotlight) Oxygen is an advantageous battery storage material as it is freely available from the air and does not need to be carried with the other battery components. Unlike the lithium-ion batteries used today, lithium–oxygen batteries do not require metal oxide cathodes to produce electrochemical power, instead generating power from reactions with oxygen in the atmosphere. Air has More

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Zinc-air batteries to join the charge

Move over, lithium-ion. A start-up company in northwestern Montana reports that it has solved the rechargeable problem that has dogged zinc-air battery development and will soon be in competition with the dominant lithium-ion technology.

Ron Brost, CTO and CEO of ZAF Energy Systems, reports his research team has developed a zinc-air prototype that produces two times the energy of a lithium- More

Move over, lithium-ion. A start-up company in northwestern Montana reports that it has solved the rechargeable problem that has dogged zinc-air battery development and will soon be in competition with the dominant lithium-ion technology.

Ron Brost, CTO and CEO of ZAF Energy Systems, reports his research team has developed a zinc-air prototype that produces two times the energy of a lithium- More

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Fuelling the future

Guest post by Rhod Jenkins

What is the holy grail of renewable energy production? I work with a lot of chemists and engineers who research the area of chemical renewable energy, and this is one debate we tend to have more than any other. After a lot of raised voices, wagged fingers and offences taken, we tend to conclude that there is no one solution to the problem, but rather it’ll be a More

Guest post by Rhod Jenkins

What is the holy grail of renewable energy production? I work with a lot of chemists and engineers who research the area of chemical renewable energy, and this is one debate we tend to have more than any other. After a lot of raised voices, wagged fingers and offences taken, we tend to conclude that there is no one solution to the problem, but rather it’ll be a More

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