Category Archives: Battery Technology Breakthroughs

Aggregation and comment on articles about battery breakthroughs

Nickle-Zinc showing promise

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2017/04/breakthrough-enables-safer-alternative-lithium-ion-batteries

Nice article from the Smithsonian

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Interesting interview with the new research partner for Tesla.

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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