A nice summary of the problems with batteries

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/may/21/battery-energy-storage-technology-breakthrough

Wow, gotta research these guys.

https://cleantechnica.com/2016/02/26/new-energy-storage-solution-could-hit-magic-54-mark/

So 9 years later…

Yi Cui’s “breakthrough” in 2007 was what started my interest in this subject.  Apparently, the cost of silicon nanotube production was too high.  Now he is starting over with graphene encapsulated silicon anodes.  Let’s hope he has better luck the second time around.

Graphine cages   <– Link

 

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A doubling of range over the previous generation of inexpensive EV’s

Pretty tempting.  But I’ll wait to see what the Tesla 3 looks like next month.

http://www.chevrolet.com/bolt-ev-electric-vehicle.html

Another possible Lithium air combination

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v529/n7586/full/nature16484.html

New Company, Out of Stealth Mode

Looks promising.  Yet another different way of tackling the problem.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/peterdetwiler/2015/06/22/24m-a-lithium-ion-battery-breakthrough-technology/

This sounds like an interesting book. Will have to pick it up.

http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2015/02/26/international-race-build-breakthrough-battery