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Topic: Energy Storage
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Energy Storage Battery offers 30-second charge time
posted by on Tuesday, April 08, 2014 - 08:49 PM

gfoat writes "An Israeli start-up called StoreDot has been reported to have displayed a device made of biological structures at Microsoft's Think Next Conference that can charge a smartphone from a dead battery state to full power in under 30 seconds. StoreDotís technology can be applied in batteries for mobile devices, providing a sustainable solution that can replace lithium-ion batteries. Due to the size of StoreDot nanodots, the electrode capacitance is increased, resulting in next generation batteries that can be fully charged in minutes rather than hours. For more information see BBC News."

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Energy Storage US : Battery advance
posted by on Saturday, January 11, 2014 - 09:49 PM

gfoat writes "Researchers in the US have made an important step in the quest to store electricity from intermittent energy sources. At Harvard University, a team came up with a way to drive down the cost of flow battery technology, which is capable of storing energy on huge scales. The researchers say their new battery already performs as well as vanadium flow batteries, but uses no precious metals. Read the full article at BBC News"

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Energy Storage World's highest output lithium-ion battery
posted by on Tuesday, May 19, 2009 - 06:40 AM

gfoat writes "Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE:HIT / TSE:6501, hereafter Hitachi) today announced that Hitachi, Ltd. and Hitachi Vehicle Energy, Ltd. which develops and manufactures lithium-ion batteries for automotive applications such as hybrid electric vehicles, have developed a lithium-ion battery having the world's highest power density of 4,500W/kg, 1.7 times the output of the company's mass-produced, automotive lithium-ion batteries. Sampling of the new battery by domestic and overseas car manufacturers will start in autumn."

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Energy Storage Lithium-ion batteries that charge in seconds !
posted by on Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 06:09 PM

gfoat writes "It has been recently reported that a new manufacturing method for lithium-ion batteries may lead to smaller and lighter batteries that could be charged in just seconds. Batteries that can safely discharge rapidly would be useful for electric cars. The technology approach only requires simple changes to the production process. Gerbrand Ceder, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), US, and his colleagues used computer simulations to model the movements of lithium iron phosphate ions and electrons. Read the full article at BBC News or Reuters or MIT news"

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Energy Storage UK: The solution for storing solar energy ?
posted by on Tuesday, November 11, 2008 - 01:38 PM

gfoat writes "ITM Power has the solution for storing solar energy by converting it into clean hydrogen. They can do this now on a scale suitable for individual homes. This would allow householders to be self-sufficient for their power needs. At some time in the next few years, it will be scalable to wind farms. Renewable energy without storage offers no energy security and little in the way of CO2 reduction. Hydrogen can be burnt as a gas in cookers or domestic boilers and as a fuel for cars, trucks and vans. It can also be easily converted to electricity by using a generator or fuel cell. See the full info at Fuel Cell Power"

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Energy Storage Is the Fuel Cell the Answer ?
posted by on Sunday, September 29, 2002 - 02:09 PM

The battery is routinely identified as the "problem" limiting the runtime of notebook computers and cellphones. But, a closer look is warranted. "Over the years we have audited designs of a variety of portable products. Part of these analyses inevitably involve investigation of the candidate components that can be switched out, the feature sets that can be modified, and the development status of new component technologies. One quickly discovers that while the battery may be the problem, there is a better way to state the reality.", says Fuel Cell Today. Update: they also report that the Polyfuel laptop fuel cell has received US DOT approval and can be taken on aeroplanes.

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Energy Storage HONEOYE FALLS: Hydrogen Tank Certification
posted by on Thursday, August 01, 2002 - 08:32 AM

An arbiter of certain auto industy standards has certified a high-pressure hydrogen storage tank large enough to make fuel cells a viable power source for vehicles, General Motors Corp. said recently. Creating storage tanks that can hold enough hydrogen to provide a sufficient driving range while being lightweight and safe enough to withstand collisions has been a key challenge to bringing hydrogen-fed fuel cell vehicles to market. The tank approved by Germany's Technical Inspection Association holds 10,000 psi - enough of the gas to provide a range of nearly 300 miles before refueling. Previously certified hydrogen tanks were half that size. See the full information at Fuel Cell Today.

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Energy Storage IRVINE,Calif: Hydrogen storage tank world record
posted by on Thursday, July 11, 2002 - 02:32 PM

QUANTUM Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, announced today that it demonstrated a hydrogen storage tank with a world record 13% hydrogen weight efficiency. This breakthrough offers a dramatic weight reduction in hydrogen storage technology and will significantly improve on-board energy storage in aircraft and spacecraft applications where weight is critical. The technology will also be used in the development of lighter, less costly hydrogen storage tanks for fuel cell vehicle applications. See the full report at Fuel Cell Today.

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Energy Storage US:New hydrogen storage and delivery system
posted by on Wednesday, March 27, 2002 - 07:54 AM

FuelSell Technologies who specialize in Hydrogen-based energy have come up with an ingenious hydrogen storage device. The small Fuel Cassettes store and enable safe transportation of hydrogen as non-pressurized, non-liquid Hydrogen "H-matrix", enabling the release of hydrogen directly into the fuel cell on demand. The system is a proprietary service that safely and efficiently distributes 99.999% pure hydrogen directly to consumers and businesses to power fuel cells and for direct use. The Fuel Cassettes made from non-hazardous materials can be shipped anywhere at anytime to power vehicles, homes, offices, factories or devices. The company has also just demonstrated ShareGrid MobileTM, the world’s first portable personal energy management system. The system is capable of being run from any common handheld mobile device such as an iPAQ or Palm. See the full details at fuelsell technologies

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Energy Storage Battery and EV Industry Review
posted by on Tuesday, February 05, 2002 - 10:13 AM

Electrochemical cells, generically known as batteries, are used to save and transport electrical energy. These functions power storage and power portability make batteries essential to today's industrial and consumer-oriented society. Although simple batteries have existed for at least 200 years, the battery industry traces its roots to the early 1900s.

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