The first prototype of a sodium-ion battery has just been revealed by the RS2E, a French network bringing together researchers and industrial actors. This technology, inspired by the lithium-ion batteries already used in portable computers and electric vehicles, could lead to the mass storage of intermittent renewable energy sources.

Read more

Non-toxic, edible batteries could one day power ingestible medical devices for diagnosing and treating disease. One team reports new progress toward that goal with their batteries made with melanin pigments, naturally found in the skin, hair and eyes.

Read more

Recover a Sealed Lead Acid Battery With A Few Easy Steps. In the old days, ( not that I am old or anything like that, but I read a lot), lead acid car and motorcycle batteries had simple caps on each cell. This meant that as a car owner you needed to ensure that the […]

Read more

New Research┬áMaking Renewable Energy More Practical. Economical, reliable and efficient energy storage devices are the key to moving forward past fossil fuels to a society powered by clean renewable energy. Solar PV and wind energy technology provide clean power but it is from an intermittent source. To smooth this we need energy storage options and […]

Read more

A New Technology for Portable Power. The race for the perfect battery is running against the clock around the world as researchers work to solve the energy storage needs of renewable energy sources. Modern batteries utilize a chemical reaction to produce electron flow and as such are limited by the availability of metals such as […]

Read more

Better Battery Designs from the Bane of Allergy Sufferers. For anyone that has lived with allergies, pollen is the enemy and pollen season is our worst time of year. Now it seems that pollen may offer advantages to designers of energy storage devices.

Read more

Salt Water Filled Battery Technology Offers a Second Advantage. I have always believed that the best solution is a one that is a win-win for more than one party. In this case, researchers have found a technology that not only advances energy storage but at the same time helps to address water sources in areas […]

Read more

Some Bad News About Lithium Ion and Nanotechnology Batteries. Lithium is the lightest of all known metals. It has the atomic number of 3 and is a soft silver-white metal. It is also the main component of what we know as the lithium ion battery, without which many devices and even cars would be possible. […]

Read more

Why Do We Need a Transparent Battery? Researchers at Stanford University are working to perfect completely transparent battery technology. The aim is to be able to power new transparent gadgets such as cell phones and bio-sensors without having the battery be visible.

Read more

The Chemistry of the Lithium Ion Battery. Lithium ion batteries have quickly replaced lead acid and nickel based chemical batteries and are the most popular form of battery in everything from cell phones to electric cars. The reason is their performance as an energy storage device.

Read more
Page 1 of 212