High stability: The EU-funded STABLE project successfully doubled durability of lithium air batteries. The researchers developed cells lasting for 100-150 rather than 50 charge cycles. Despite their high energy density, lifetime of the new Li-air batteries is still a far cry from those of Li-ion batteries.
Ready to tour the globe: Students of TU Eindhoven have finished their electric touring motorbike. First presented earlier this year, the Storm Pulse peaks at 75 kW. Included in the 340-kilo machine is the battery with 28,5 kWh said to last for 380 km. Next up is the race around the world in 80 days.
Potassium power: Researchers at the Oregon State University have a patent pending for a potassium-ion battery (KIB). Inserted into graphite, they managed to reach a capacity of 273 mAh/g in the KIB, while soft carbon as anode stabilised the potassium batteries further.
Double collaboration: Argonne National Laboratory opened two new collaborative centres. The Argonne Collaborative Center for Energy Storage Science (ACCESS) and Nano Design Works (NDW) shall both provide access to Argonne’s extensive scientific resources including R&D.
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