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Browse the latest developments, applications, and technical briefs covering all types of energy storage systems, renewable energy storage methods, and energy accumulators.

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Blog: Energy
A commonplace chemical used in water treatment facilities has been repurposed for large-scale energy storage in a new battery design by researchers at the DoE’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
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Briefs: Energy
When it comes to making batteries that last longer, a team of researchers including engineers at Brown University and Idaho National Laboratory believes the key might be in how things get clean — specifically how soap works in this process.
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Briefs: Energy
Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory have invented and patented a new cathode material that replaces lithium ions with sodium and would be significantly cheaper.
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Briefs: Energy
New Solid-State Battery Design Charges in Minutes
Researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have developed a new lithium metal battery that can be charged and discharged at least 6,000 times — more than any other pouch battery cell — and can be recharged in a matter of minutes.
INSIDER: Research Lab

Scientists have long strived to develop artificial molecular motors that can convert energy into directed motion. Researchers at Linköping University have now presented a solution to a challenging...

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Blog: Energy
A team at Cornell University created a new lithium battery that can charge in under five minutes — faster than any such battery on the market — while maintaining stable performance over extended cycles of charging and discharging.
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INSIDER: Design

Guided by machine learning, chemists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory designed a record-setting carbonaceous supercapacitor...

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Quiz: Energy
Renewable energy sources like wind and solar require energy storage in order to be practical and reliable. Test your knowledge of energy storage with this quiz.
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Technology & Society: Design
Sandia engineers convert excess renewable electricity into heat that gets stored in piles of gravel.
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Briefs: Materials
A team from Chalmers University of Technology has succeeded in observing how the lithium metal in the cell behaves as it charges and discharges. The new method may contribute to batteries with higher capacity and increased safety in our future cars and devices.
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Briefs: Materials
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory are researching solutions to these Li-ion battery issues by testing new materials in battery construction. One such material is sulfur.
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Briefs: Wearables
A stretchable system that can harvest energy from human breathing and motion for use in wearable health-monitoring devices may be possible, according to an international team of researchers.
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INSIDER: Design

MIT researchers have developed a battery-free, self-powered sensor that can harvest energy from its environment.

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Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Grayson Brulte, host of SAE’s Tomorrow Today podcast, interviewed Christian Thiele, Director, Global Ground Vehicle Standards, SAE International, and Dr. Rodney McGee, P.E. Chairman, SAE J3400 NACS Task Force, regarding the work of the J3400 Task Force. This Q&A is an abbreviated portion of that interview.
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Special Reports: Energy
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Vehicle Electrification - November 2023

Read this compendium of recent articles from the editors of Automotive Engineering and Battery & Electrification Technology to learn about the latest advances in e-powertrain design, battery...

INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

Researchers have invented an experimental wearable device that generates power from a user’s bending finger and can create and store memories, in a promising step...

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INSIDER: Power

Widespread electrification initiatives are increasing the demands on America’s aging power grid, but utilities and consumers may have an unlikely ally in electric...

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On-Demand Webinars: Energy
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The two-day online Battery and Electrification Summit brings together industry experts to explore the latest advancements and trends in battery and electrification technology.
INSIDER: Materials

Battery safety and performance in electronic devices and systems like battery thermal management, space conditioning, vehicle thermal comfort, and thermal...

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Blog: Energy
ORNL researchers recently developed a Li-ion battery material that not only recharges 80 percent of its capacity in 10 minutes but keeps that ability for 1,500 charging cycles.
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INSIDER: Materials

Advanced Energy Industries, Inc., a provider of precision power conversion, measurement and control solutions announced a new high-power, liquid-cooled...

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INSIDER: Materials

Although the automotive industry sees solid-state batteries as the next game-changer for EV driving range, performance and safety, the technology is projected to penetrate the...

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INSIDER: Materials

The efficient and economical recycling of EV batteries is not just possible, but inevitable, said a panel of battery-recycling experts at the 2023 Battery Show North America in Novi, MI, this...

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INSIDER: Energy

EA Elektro-Automatik, a manufacturer of DC programmable power supplies, bidirectional power supplies and regenerative electronic loads, has...

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News: AR/AI

The term “gigafactory” has become common lexicon for a manufacturing facility constructed to produce the almost incalculable number of individual battery cells required for the millions of...

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News: Energy

As the world’s major auto markets begin an inexorable shift to EVs and hybrid-electric vehicles (HEVs), any discussion of the engineering...

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INSIDER: Power

Arkema will present its full range of specialty materials enhancing the efficiency, sustainability, and reliability of electric vehicle and energy storage system...

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INSIDER: Power

Indium Corporation will feature its Rel-ion™ suite of electrical, mechanical, and thermal solutions to reduce EV manufacturers’ time to...

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