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Fungal enzyme given catalytic role inside lithium–air battery

Metalloenzyme changes its structure in harmony with the pH of the battery, promoting oxygen reduction and evolution as required Including an enzyme in rechargeable lithium-air battery can improve the kinetics of internal reactions that previously limited the performance and durability of such electrochemical energy storage systems. This may nudge lithium-air batteries closer to powering electric…
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10th February 2020 0

IBM proposes sustainable successor to lithium-ion battery

IBM has developed a new type of battery that’s free of cobalt, nickel and other heavy metals, avoiding the environmental and humanitarian issues related to lithium-ion technology. The battery is made from three materials that can be extracted from seawater, a much less invasive sourcing method than mining. IBM Research, the innovation arm of tech…
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8th January 2020 0

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

Webasto Announces Modular Battery System, Thermal Management and Charging Solutions

Webasto, one of the top 100 global automotive suppliers, continues to stake a claim in the rapidly expanding e-mobility segment of the commercial vehicle and automotive marketplace. The company exhibited elements of a new modular battery system, thermal management and charging solutions in Ford Motor Company’s booth recently at the 2019 SEMA Show in Las…
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26th November 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

New ‘blue-green’ solution for recycling world’s batteries

Rice scientists show solvent leaches cobalt, lithium for reuse from spent batteries Materials scientists demonstrate an environmentally friendly solution to remove valuable cobalt and lithium metals from spent lithium-ion batteries. The metals and the eutectic solvent they use to extract them can then be recycled. A solution turns green as it pulls cobalt from a…
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30th April 2019 0