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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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Energy Storage NASA: Energy storage of the Future?
posted by on Monday, January 28, 2002 - 06:14 AM

We all understand the basics of how a flywheel works, however a team of NASA scientists are researching the performance of flywheels so that they can be used as efficient energy storage devices in aerospace power systems in spacecraft, these advanced aerospace flywheels will be able to store energy more efficiently than rechargeable chemical batteries while also providing improvements in pointing control. See the full Development Technical Details at the NASA Glenn Research Center

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Energy Storage Israel,Tel Aviv: New printed paper thin battery
posted by on Monday, November 26, 2001 - 08:57 AM

Power Paper Ltd. has developed a new kind of battery that can be printed directly onto paper, plastic or other flexible material. The ink-like material can be used in printing presses, allowing for really flexible batteries using standard printing methods. See the full report at ABC NEWS

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Energy Storage Irvine,CA,USA: 10,000 PSI hydrogen storage for fuel cell vehicles
posted by on Friday, August 03, 2001 - 08:11 AM

Quantum Technologies WorldWide have just recently claimed to be the first to demonstrate an "all-composite hydrogen storage tank that stores hydrogen at 10,000 psi (700 Bar)." At 10,000 psi around 80% more hydrogen fuel can be stored in a given area than at 5,000 psi, thus significantly increasing the range of fuel cell cars or any other mobile application. See the full story e4engineering See more about Quantum

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Energy Storage US: MARKET FOR LITHIUM BATTERIES TO GROW
posted by on Monday, July 30, 2001 - 06:51 AM

Until 10 years ago, the U.S. battery market was considered mature, with demand closely related to sales of either automobiles or various consumer products. Since then, improved lithium batteries have helped spark a dramatic change in this relationship. Lithium batteries, developed in the 1960s, were first commercialized in the early 1970s, but did not receive wide consumer use until 1981. There are now six commercial and developmental lithium battery types, nearly 30 commercialized electrode couples, and more than 1,000 specific designs.

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Energy Storage MIT Media Laboratory: Energy from Future Shoes
posted by on Monday, June 25, 2001 - 07:03 AM

Unobtrusive devices developed at the MIT Media Lab scavenge electricity from the forces exerted on a shoe during walking or running: a flexible piezoelectric foil stave to harness sole-bending energy and a reinforced PZT dimorph to capture heel-strike energy is under development. The shoes have the potential to be used for a variety of low-power applications, such as pagers, health monitors, self-powered emergency receivers, radio frequency identification (RFID) tags, and emergency beacons or locators. See the full story at The Computer Society

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Energy Storage CALGARY, Alberta: Efficient Power Source for Fuel Cell Industry
posted by on Thursday, May 24, 2001 - 09:34 AM

Synergy Technologies Corp. recently announced that a 2.5 liter SynGen reactor system installed at its Calgary facility, had successfully reformed feeds of natural gas into the hydrogen-rich fuel required for fuel cells. The system has been developed to demonstrate and optimize reformer design for the home and automotive fuel cell markets and will also be used to optimize the insitu water shift reaction to increase hydrogen production. For more details see Synergy technologies or Today's news

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Energy Storage IRVINE, Calif: World Class Hydrogen Storage
posted by on Wednesday, May 23, 2001 - 10:29 AM

QUANTUM Technologies, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of IMPCO Technologies, Inc. announced recently that it has shipped its state-of-the-art, Type IV, all-composite "TriShield" hydrogen storage tanks, the most advanced, ultra-lightweight hydrogen storage tank technology in the world. Equipped with QUANTUM's H2R5000 In-Tank Regulator, to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for use in the FutureTruck 2001 competition scheduled for later this summer.

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Energy Storage West Valley City, Utah: New safe method for hydrogen storage
posted by on Thursday, May 17, 2001 - 08:28 AM

A new patent that promises a way to safely store hydrogen as a solid material at room temperature has been awarded to Powerball International, Inc. The Canadian patent is for a proprietary system that produces pure hydrogen on demand that can be used to power fuel cells. The system will also enable direct Hydrogen injection for internal combustion engines. For more information see eyeforenergy

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Energy Storage Where Do We Get the Hydrogen for the Coming Hydrogen Age?
posted by on Friday, March 09, 2001 - 08:33 PM

What new technology will supply the energy required by an increasingly power-hungry industry and the projected world population of 10 billion? What technology can do this in a way that will not increase carbon emissions and global warming? Currently, the most popular answer to both these questions is: fuel cells. Fuel cells will power vehicles and generate power for homes and industry. See Fuel Cell and Hydrogen News for more information on fuel cells. The more difficult question is where will we get the fuel to run the fuel cells?

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Energy Storage Practical Fuel cells coming soon
posted by on Tuesday, February 20, 2001 - 06:13 PM

DCH Technology will be demonstrating a hydrogen fuel cell that is form/fit compatible with the universally used six-volt battery on March 6 at the 12th Annual National Hydrogen Association Exposition. The fuel cell can be used to power many consumer and commercial devices, such as lighting and camping products, and has virtually unlimited shelf-life. A multi-passenger hydrogen-based water taxi propelled by compressed hydrogen fueling a hybrid powertrain based on a small turbine engine and an electric motor will also be on show, with fuel cell powering GPS navigation, ship instrumentation, and communications. More info at Yahoo.

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Energy Storage Mega-power battery from Panasonic
posted by on Thursday, January 04, 2001 - 05:30 AM

Expensive battery management might be a thing of the past with the recent development of the new lower cost higher performance valve regulated lead acid battery (VRLAB) for electric vehicles developed by Panasonic EV energy company limited. A higher output with safety and reliability are the qualities of the VRLAB.

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Energy Storage Claims of 36% efficiency in a battery
posted by on Monday, October 09, 2000 - 05:03 AM

Power Technology scientists have devised an improved battery, the "Power Battery" (patented), which has a unique internal structure and electrochemistry. These features are claimed to give the Power Battery significant advantages compared to conventional batteries.

The claim that stands out - 36-40% efficiency.

For the full story check out their website

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