Microscopy Technique Reveals Lithium-Ion Battery Functionality
Posted in News, News, Batteries, Energy Efficiency, Energy Storage on Thursday, 23 September 2010
As industries and consumers seek improved battery power sources, a new microscopy technique developed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) researchers is providing a novel perspective on how lithium-ion batteries function.
High Efficiency Power Manager
Posted in Products, Products, Batteries, Energy Efficiency on Wednesday, 28 July 2010
Linear Technology Corporation (Milpitas, CA) introduces the LTC4098-3.6, an autonomous high efficiency power manager, ideal diode controller, and battery charger for 1-cell Lithium Iron Phosphate batteries used in portable devices.
Hybrid Energy System
Posted in Products, Products, Batteries, Energy Efficiency, Energy Storage on Tuesday, 27 April 2010
The 5 kW Genverter diesel generator/inverter from WhisperPower (Drachten, The Netherlands) has lower noise levels, fewer emissions, and reduced energy consumption compared to currently available energy systems. The diesel generator only runs when a certain amount of energy is required.
Paving the Way for Electromobility
Posted in News, News, Batteries, Energy Efficiency on Monday, 19 April 2010
Fraunhofer researchers are engineering wheel hub motors, which are integrated into a car's wheels, and could become the accepted drive concept for electric vehicles. The scientists are testing these and several other components on the "Frecc0," their demonstration vehicle.
Electrochemical Double Layer Capacitors
Posted in Products, Products, Batteries, Energy Efficiency, Energy Storage, Renewable Energy on Thursday, 01 April 2010
New large cell prismatic electrochemical double layer capacitors (EDLC) from Ioxus (Oneonta, NY) are for transportation and utility applications and are lower in cost for the overall system design. The 1,000-, 3,000-, and 5,000-Farad (F) ultracapacitors are smaller in size, with increased energy and power density, compared to products of other industry players.
Revolution in Fasteners Helps Bridge the Gap 
to Greener Vehicles
Posted in Features, Articles, Batteries, Alternative Fuels on Friday, 19 March 2010
With auto sales down as much as 40 percent, it can feel to some like the industry is coming apart. But a "revolution in fasteners" may soon help bridge the gap to greener vehicles, while increasing sales and lowering recall and warranty rates.
System Provides Hybrid Electric Autos With Power to Spare
Posted in News, News, Batteries, Energy Storage on Thursday, 04 February 2010
A new PHEV traction drive power electronics system provides more power than typical freestanding portable generators, and can be used in emergency situations such as power outages and roadside breakdowns or leisure occasions such as camping.

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