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Electrical energy can be captured as liquid air

IN THE PAST few decades wind and solar power have gone from being exotic technologies to quotidian pieces of engineering that are competitive, joule for joule, with fossil fuels. Those fuels retain what edge they have only because of their reliability. The wind may not blow, or the sun may not shine, but—short of a…
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2nd December 2019 0

Driving toward a healthier planet

Materials Day speaker Brian Storey describes how the Toyota Research Institute is embracing machine learning to advance the use of electric vehicles. With 100 million Toyota vehicles on the planet emitting greenhouse gases at a rate roughly comparable to those of France, the Toyota Motor Corporation has set a goal of reducing all tailpipe emissions by…
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29th November 2019 0

One-by-one: Saft supplying Nordic region’s next big battery project

Almost exactly a year since the Nordic region’s ‘largest’ battery energy storage system to date was announced, Saft has said that the next system to take that crown will be a project the company will work on in Finland. Saft, the battery energy storage system (BESS) specialist fully-owned by energy major Total, emailed Energy-Storage.news today…
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27th November 2019 0

New battery design could charge an electric car in just 10 minutes

Scientists in the U.S. have claimed a technological breakthrough that could resolve one of the key concerns surrounding all-electric vehicles, saying just 10 minutes of charging time could add 200 miles (320 km) of driving range. Writing in the journal Joule on Wednesday, researchers at Pennsylvania State University said that such a speedy charge rate…
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31st October 2019 0

A new concept could make more environmentally friendly batteries possible

A new concept for an aluminium battery has twice the energy density as previous versions, is made of abundant materials, and could lead to reduced production costs and environmental impact. The idea has the potential for large scale applications, including storage of solar and wind energy. A new concept for an aluminium battery has twice…
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17th October 2019 0

EUROBAT urges EU to broaden support for all battery technologies

Charge the Future lead battery campaign launched to highlight EU’s battery dominance in view of Europe’s decarbonisation ambition The EU needs to fast-track support for all battery technologies and nurture home-grown businesses if it wants to be a world leader in green technologies, according to EUROBAT, the Association of European Automotive and Industrial Battery Manufacturers.…
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10th October 2019 0

Electric car charging firms agree on si​ngle subscription model

Nine charging firms in the UK and Nordic countries will allow drivers to access their networks via a single subscription A number of major electric carcharging companies have signed a pledge agreeing to let drivers access their respective networks in the UK, Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland charge their cars via a single subscription. The nine…
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7th October 2019 0

Bolivia in push to become global battery industrial hotspot

Bolivia’s lithium reserves are centred around the salt flats scattered between the southwest cities of Uyuni, Potosí and Oruro. Image credit: Damien Ramos / Flickr Bolivia will try and capitalise on its large lithium reserves to set up an industrial ecosystem around batteries and other storage technologies, according to a top government official. The country’s…
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4th October 2019 0

Electric Road EV Charging System Concept To Get First Trial In Sweden

The city of Lund, Sweden, is ready to begin installing the first kilometre of Elonroad track along a heavily used bus route to recharge electric buses as they drive. What is Elonroad? The electric road concept “Elonroad” is charging infrastructure for all the electric vehicles. The electric charging system is both an automatic park-charger without…
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15th May 2019 0

Bosch partners with Sweden’s Powercell to build fuel cells for electric cars, trucks

Expect the fuel cells to start making their way to automakers by 2022. There are multiple types of fuel cells out there. Bosch and Powercell are working on what’s called the polymer-electrolyte membrane type. As much as everyone likes to think about battery-electric vehicles as the inevitable end-all, be-all of electrification, hydrogen fuel cell technology…
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10th May 2019 0