May 9, 2014 - 08:43 am

Drayson Technologies, Fudan University, Siemens, Solar Roadways.

Drayson Wireless: Lord Drayson announced the launch of Drayson Wireless, a new business that will work together with Imperial Innovations on wireless power transfer systems. At the same time, Drayson restructured its ventures (including Formula E activities) placing them under the roof of the new holding company, Drayson Technologies Ltd.,

Li-air battery performance: Researchers at Fudan University, Shanghai, found out what effect humidity has on Li-air batteries. While higher humidity will enhance the capacity, the cyclic ability and rate performance will be limited. A paper on their work has been published in the Journal of Power Sources.

Battery test-plant: Siemens is currently building a test-plant for automated battery production. The site is located at the Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany. Starting 2015, various companies will use the plant to develop close-to-production processes and new materials for lithium-ion batteries.

Solar Roadways: What if our streets would actually be made of solar panels producing electricity? What if they could defrost themselves in winter? Check out the modular paving system of solar panels from Solar Roadways, you might want to support their crowd-funding campaign!


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